The Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP) combines modern
information technology with nearly seven hundred years of commentary
tradition on Dante's major poem, the Commedia.
The DDP, originally developed between 1982 and 1988 (when a prototype
was opened to public use), is an ongoing effort to put the entire texts
of more than 75 commentaries into a searchable database that anyone
can access via the World Wide Web. This gives scholars easier access
to the full texts of many important, and, in some cases, difficult to
Preparation of this database was made possible in part by two
substantial grants from THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES and
through the generosity of Dartmouth College, Princeton University,
The Dante Society of America, La SocietÓ Dantesca Italiana, The Mellon
Foundation, Apple Computer Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation,
The AT&T Foundation, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Funds for the 2005 redesign of the database and user interface were
provided by Paul and Linda [Bornhuetter, '82] Gridley.
The Dartmouth Dante Project was conceived and is directed
by Professor Robert Hollander of Princeton University. The original
collaborators, all then teaching at Dartmouth College, included Professors Kevin
Brownlee, Jeffrey Schnapp, and Nancy Vickers. The original database
design and user interface were the work of
Raymond Neff, then Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth, and
Stephen Campbell, Unix System Manager. Organizational direction was
provided by Janet Stephens and Jonathan Altman.
Stephen Campbell and Kirt Johnson of Dartmouth College
carried out the 2005 web redesign under the stewardship of
Malcolm Brown, Director of Academic Computing for Dartmouth College's
Peter Kiewit Computing Services.
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