Galdós Editions Project

Summary:

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920) is widely regarded as being Spain's greatest novelist after Cervantes. The project produced new critical editions of his Torquemada novels.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB)

Partners:

University of Sheffield
Biblioteca Nacional
Brown University, USA
Instituto Cervantes (UK)
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
University of the Balearic Isles
University of Valencia

Subjects:

digital edition, Hispanic studies, manuscripts, novels, online resource, transcriptions

Technologies:

CSS, HTML, Java, MySQL, XML, XSLT

HRI Online Publication

Project Description

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920), a master of European realism, is widely regarded as being Spain’s greatest novelist after Cervantes. In the 30 novels which form the core of his achievement, Galdós bears unique witness to the public and private life of Madrid in the years when it began to be a modern city.

The project produced new critical editions of the four Torquemada novels in hard copy and online. Drawing on the close co-operation of a number of institutions, its major target audience is the Spanish-speaking world.

Additional Funders

Spanish Embassy, Cañada-Blanch Centre for Advanced Spanish Studies, University of Sheffield

Project Team

  • Prof. N. G. Round (PI, now retired – Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Rhian Davies (Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield)
  • Jamie McLaughlin (Digital Humanities Developer – University of Sheffield)