Digital Mappa (DM) Workshop with Dot Porter

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Digital Mappa (DM) Workshop with Dot Porter

Dot Porter hosts a Zoom workshop about Digital Mappa

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The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at Penn has recently started hosting an installation of Digital Mappa (DM). As described on the project website (, DM is "an open-source digital humanities platform for open-access workspaces, projects and publications." On Thursday, May 20th at 2pm, Dot Porter be hosting a Zoom workshop about DM for people at PACSCL institutions and beyond who is interested in learning more about DM and what it can be used for. DM has potential use in the classroom, for individual and group projects; please share this announcement with faculty and staff who might be interested.

The SIMS installation is at, you can go there now to look at public projects we host and to register for your own account ahead of the workshop (if you register please email Dot,, to let her know so she can approve your request). At the workshop Dot will talk about how DM was developed, and share her screen while she shows you how to start a project, import images, and create links between images and text.

Dot Porter is Curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. She participates in a wide-ranging digital humanities research and development team within the context of a special collections department. Dot's projects focus on the digitization and visualization of medieval manuscripts and she was a partner in the development of DM.