For the outgoing phase of the project, Dr Favino was based at the History Department of the University of Stanford, for 24 months, under the primary supervision of Prof. Paula Findlen. BorGal has also been taking advantage of infrastructure, research support, and intellectual community of CESTA, the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. Milestones and deliverables for work packages 1 were accomplished on schedule. WP 2 and 3 were accomplished with relatively minor deviations, mostly due to force majeure (COVID19 pandemic). Complying with the DoA, we have been working at a thorough survey of the available material — published, still manuscript and on-line letters from and to Borelli — drawing up the first overall list of Borelli’s epistolary. We have also been designing, modelling and building a relational database in a web-environment (Nodegoat, by Lab1100), where we have been working at storing metadata on the collected letters and at digitally describing the data mentioned in the letters and related to the 'objects' (places, people, works, letters, instruments, objects, information ...) that populated the ‘Borelli Galaxy’. The metadata in our relational database are step by step engendering the requested union catalogue of Borelli’s correspondence; the dynamic web-environment that hosts our data allows us (and the general public in the future) to instantly process, analyse and visualise them relationally, diachronically and spatially.
The results from this project have been disseminated in a number of ways, including at conferences, through networking events, through ongoing collaborations. Overall, Dr Favino has become significantly more skilled throughout the duration of the outgoing phase, gaining experience in the digital humanities, in teaching, In research project management, in intellectual property right and copyright management, in knowledge transfer and scientific communication, in gender issues.