University of Kent - In touch with the past

April 29, 2010

Fragile documents held at Canterbury Cathedral will be more accessible in future, thanks to the efforts of a cross-disciplinary team of researchers. Scholars from the University of Kent's School of Engineering and Digital Arts and its Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies are behind a project to develop an interactive system that allows digitised versions of valuable historical documents held in the cathedral archives to be explored via a touch screen. Users will also be able to access translations and transcriptions, and read about the period in which a document was written, its content and the people who would have used it at the time.

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