Dartmouth Project

The Dartmouth Dante Project (DDP) combines modern information technology with nearly seven hundred years of commentary tradition on Dante's major poem, the Commedia. The DDP, originally developed between 1982 and 1988 (when a prototype was opened to public use), is an ongoing effort to put the entire texts of more than 70 commentaries into a searchable database that anyone can access via the World Wide Web. This gives scholars easier access to the full texts of many important, and, in some cases, difficult to obtain works.