Dante 700 years later: perspectives and problems of Digital Humanities
On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the journal Aldus 2.0 wants to dedicate a monographic issue to the Florentine poet. The aim is to critically investigate the links between Digital Humanities and the poet’s works, as well as the research possibilities offered by the exegetical approaches implied by the use of new technological tools.
The use of online applications is now a common and pervasive practice on a global level, both in facilitating and in redefining accessibility to manuscript testimonials, printed texts, ancient and modern commentaries, archival and librarian materials. Therefore, the journal aims not only to celebrate Alighieri’s figure, but above all to underline how and to what extent the Digital Humanities have affected national and international Dante studies and the modus operandi of individual researchers. For this purpose, three thematic sections have been prepared, depicted below, designed to meet the heterogeneous types of research perspectives that have emerged from the union between Dante and the digital world.