Scribal news: information and society (1729-1754)

Cofinanciado por:
Project title | Scribal news: information and society (1729-1754)
Project Code | PTDC/HAH/64759/2006
Main objective |

Region of intervention |

Beneficiary entity |
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas(líder)
  • Universidade de Évora(parceiro)

Approval date | 10-09-2007
Start date | 01-10-2007
Date of the conclusion | 30-09-2011

Total eligible cost |
European Union financial support |
National/regional public financial support |

Summary

The series kept at the Public Library of Évora, that this project intends to make known, is the most complete collection of newsletters existing in Portugal, and its copies correspond to the earliest period among us when there is evidence of recurring circulation (1729-1754) em Portugal. This project will allow, therefore, recovering the largest amount of data ever assembled concerning this period of Portuguese history. Accordingly, beyond the transcription of the collection, composed by 14 codexes, this project allows the recovering and crossing of information about the period, characters,  places, culture, daily life. We are especially interested in getting from these sheets what was considered to be the most relevant news and how they were spread.   The project will create a digital instrument of automatic indexation based on the Portuguese of the period. At the end of this project (2010), we also intend to have finished the publication till the codex of 1744.

Objectives, activities and expected/achieved results

Objectives

1-  Edição crítica das gazetas manuscritas da BPE.

2- Estudar as oficinas que produziam estes folhetos;

3- Conhecer o lugar destas fontes no circuito geral de circulação de manuscritos.

4- Estudar os conteúdos noticiosos como espaços de representação.

5- Usar princípios de inteligência artificial para produzir indexação automática do português da época.

6- Reconstruir relações entre pessoas.

Activities

- Congresso sobre edição de textos;

- Publicação dos textos em suporte de papel e digital;

- manutenção de um site www.gazetas.uevora.pt