14 September 2011 - The Royal Irish Academy was the setting for the launch of the St Patrick's Confessio HyperStack last night. Featuring a live recital of the confessio itself by their graces Dr Michael Jackson and Dr Diarmuid Martin, Archbishops of Dublin, the exciting project is now publicly available at: http://www.confessio.ie.
As Dr Luke Drury, President of the RIA reminded guests, 'Patrick is an iconic figure around which Irish identity revolves. Through the Confessio he speaks across time to us all and through the Hyperstack his words are now accessible not just to scholars but to the wider populace".
Project Leader Dr Anthony Harvey presented the HyperStack to an enthusiastic audience and thanked the many contributors who participated in making this unique and significant project a reality. The Digital Humanities Observatory has been intricately involved with this project, most recently through the efforts of Niall O'Leary, IT Projects Manager, who completed the web development of the Hyperstack and translated the scholarly objectives into technical reality. Over the past three years, Paolo Battino, Dr Randal Cream, Shawn Day, Don Gourley, Kevin Hawkins, Dr Faith Lawrence, Dot Porter and Dr Susan Schreibman have all provided technical advice and worked hands on with Hyperstack staff.
More information about the aims and objectives of the project can be found at: http://dho.ie/confessio