AbstractDigitization has changed the concept of dictionaries from merely alphabetically ordered reference works into lexical databases providing flexible search systems with interconnected lemmas. This article investigates ensuing opportunities and useful design options of digitized historical dictionaries as research tools for the study of texts. It appears that we have arrived at an interesting intersection of digital humanities and historical lexicography. The 14th-century ‘seemly play of Winter and Summer’ serves as a research case.
This article shows and analyzes the context, the methods and the academic,
technical and specialization implications DH has in the field of history through
a case study on a Specialized Seminar-Workshop at the UNAM.