Funeral of Raymond Diocres

The funeral of Raymond Diocrès, a medieval scholar (d. 1084) who supposedly came back to life at his own funeral to let everyone know that he was headed for hell. Pretty metal, honestly.

This is the page where you set up your project and provide context and background.  You may lean more heavily on your secondary sources on this page as you establish context.  You will need to make the central argument of your essay clear.  This could look like presenting your research question (and, then, you answer your question on your final page) or simply giving a thesis statement as you would for any other essay. In Omeka, each piece of a page is called a "block" — like a building block. If you look at the back end of this site in Omeka, you'll notice that this paragraph is a page element called an "HTML block." Each HTML Block is a discrete chunk of text. Appearances can be deceiving; to the viewer all your text will appear as one continuous flow. But in Omeka this page is actually four "blocks" — two HTML blocks and two "image embed" blocks. Once you've created your blocks, you can drag and drop them to re-order your page elements.


This is the birth of Christ, from the same manuscript as the funeral scene above…a lot of blue going on here.

You should have one — and ideally two — images on this page. Sort of like the ones you see on this page! Doing this is slightly fiddly and involves placing “media embed” blocks before, after, or between the “HTML” blocks you are using for the text itself. This can involve a little trial and error to determine where the best place is to place the “embed” block so it appears where you want to in the accompanying text. A general rule of thumb is that an embed block will appear at the BEGINNING of the HTML block that follows it. Embeds give you the option to “float right” or “float left” the image — this tells you what margin of the page the image will appear on. It also gives you the image to define roughly how large you want the image to be, and whether or not you'd like to display the image's title or a caption. It's up to you! Remember that each image needs a brief descriptive caption and a full citation in the metadata. You do the caption in the "caption" field of the media embed, but the citation is a bit different. That needs to be 2 places: embedded in the item's metadata AND included on the bibliography page at the end of the exhibit/essay. Oh! For reference, this page has four hundred words exactly.