My colleagues and I at IATH launched The World of Dante (www.worldofdante.org) in July 2008. The earlier Inferno prototype has been considerably expanded thanks to recent funding from the NEH and other foundations. The new site has a new domain name.
The enhanced site includes the Italian text and Allen Mandelbaumís translation of the Divine Comedy marked up in XML; an interactive timeline; an interactive version of Botticelliís Chart of Hell; an array of maps of Danteís Italy and all three realms of the afterlife; musical recordings of the liturgical chants and hymns mentioned in Purgatory and Paradise; a gallery of more than 600 images; a searchable database; and teaching resources and activities. Many historians contributed to information this site. The World of Dante offers a dynamic analytical tool that we hope will accommodate a wide range of approaches to teaching the Divine Comedy.
If you use the site in teacher I'd be grateful for any feedback.
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