Project Andvari Workshop: constructing a thesaurus

An excellent blog post by CUA’s very own Kevin Gunn about the Project Andvari controlled vocabulary workshop. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Digital Scholarship and beyond

The Project Andvari team met November 7th and 8th, 2014.  The task of the workshop was  to create a basic thesaurus, fulfill a ‘proof of concept’ requirement (i.e. create a pilot project), and discuss future steps in the evolution of the project.

When completed, Project Andvari will be an online database for scholars and the public to search for pre-Christian images from the Medieval Norse, Nordic, Anglo-Saxon, and northern European traditions, covering roughly 400 AD to 1200 A.D.  For more background information regarding the history and parameters of the project,  grants received and submitted, individuals involved, and other delightful information, go to the blog.

 Friday, November 7th, 2014

Lilla Kopár, co-project director, convened the meeting and gave an itinerary for the next two days.  Her first big question was:  can we do this project at all? We discussed in the workshop in 2013 the digital tool we wanted to…

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