P.S. Post Scriptum


General description: Within the P.S. (Post Scriptum) Project, systematic research will be developed, along with the publishing and historical-linguistic study of private letters written in Portugal and Spain along the Modern Ages. These documents are unpublished epistolary writings, written by authors from different social backgrounds. They could be either masters or servants, adults or children, men or women, thieves, soldiers, artisans, priests, political activists, among other kinds of social agents. Their epistolarity survived by chance, when their paths met the persecution means used by the Inquisition and the civil courts, two institutions that used private correspondence as criminal evidence. The documents, which are part of court proceedings, can be taken as near sociological interviews, conducted by inquisitors and judges, which allows researchers to reach a more adequate contextualization of the inter-personal relations in traditional societies. These textual resources often present an (almost) oral rhetoric, treating everyday issues of past centuries in a register that hasn't been easy to study, apart from brief examples. Not only does the P.S. Project present a wide collection of private letters, but it also makes its philological treatment available in an online digital edition, along with linguistics and cultural monographs. The project is funded by the European Research Council (7FP/ERC Advanced Grant - GA 295562).

Implementation description: We follow the Dalf schema and are currently involved on the TEI-CORRESP-SIG

Related resources: Manual: http://ps.clul.ul.pt/download.php?file=Manual_PS.pdf
Article: Vaamonde, G., A. L. Costa, R. Marquilhas, C. Pinto & F. Pratas, «Post Scriptum: Archivo Digital de Escritura Cotidiana», in Humanidades Digitales: desafíos, logros y perspectivas de futuro, Sagrario López Poza y Nieves Pena Sueiro (editoras), Janus [en línea], Anexo 1 (2014), 473-482, published 11/04/2014 (http://www.janusdigital.es/anexos/contribucion.htm?id=41)

Contact:

Rita Marquilhas
Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto 2, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: +351217964950
Email: rmarquilhas@fl.ul.pt


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