Project Title: CroALa index locorum: a gazetteer of place names in Croatian Latin texts
Grantees: Neven Jovanovic
Home Institution: University of Zagreb
Project Overview: The CroALa index locorum aims to make the Croatiae auctores Latini (CroALa), as a textual collection, more accessible by providing an initial set of generally well-known place names referred to in the generally less-known Croatian Latin texts. The index will also contribute to the body of knowledge and methods aggregated in Pelagios by annotating a significant number of Early Modern place references, and by claiming in these annotations that a specific reference denotes a place at a specific time (or that the temporal dimension of a place reference is intentionally left undefined). The project takes into account not only references to “real” places, but also to places which are rhetorically transfigured (for example, personified), or to places which are imaginary (for example, the Underworld or the Heavens). Finally, the index also takes into account the lexical (morphological) form of the reference, providing analytical statements about the part of speech of a certain place reference (that it is, for example, a proper noun in the ablative case).