The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital history exhibit. Politics in Graphic Detail: Exploring History through Political Cartoonsfeatures historic political cartoons that have been annotated, transcribed, and encoded in XML following Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) P5 guidelines. This exhibit is a product of HSP’s Historic Images, New Technologies (HINT) project, a two-year project funded by the NHPRC to enhance to enhance discoverability and description of collection items, particularly of graphic materials, and encourage content-sharing and linking among fellow institutions and scholars.
Launch Event: On Wednesday September 16, 2015 (6:00-7:30pm), the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) will host an event to premier the digital history exhibit, Politics in Graphic Detail: Exploring History through Political Cartoons. The digital exhibit will showcase a new open sourceimage viewer and historic political cartoons that have been encoded in XML following Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) P5 guidelines. Please join us on September 16th at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania as project staff will discuss and demonstrate the features of the new site. This will be followed by a document display featuring political cartoons, including original Thomas Nast artwork, and a reception. Please register for this free event at http://hsp.org/calendar/politics-in-graphic-detail-exploring-history-through-political-cartoons.