Virtual Paul’s Cross Project

One of the aspects of the digital age that is especially exciting is the ability to interact not only with source texts but to recreate early modern contexts.

The Virtual Paul’s Cross Project is particularly fascinating. The project is conceived as “a digital re-creation of John Donne’s Gunpowder Day Sermon” at Saint Paul’s Cross in 1622. The project is multi-sensory, including a 3D digital model as well as an acoustic model and the full sermon from a variety of perspectives.

Here’s an HD fly-around of the visual model:

Check out too the process of developing the sermon script itself and the text history.

Take some time to explore the project! There’s also a nice overview provided over at Early Modern Online Bibliography.