IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 806: World Wide Access to the Sources: Texts and Tools, I

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Project 'Narrative Sources in the Medieval Low Countries', Department of History, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Renée Nip, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Moderator/Chair:Renée Nip, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 806-aA Digital Charterbook of Groningen and Drenthe
(Language: English)
Redmer Alma, Drents Archief, Assen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies
Paper 806-bA Biographical Database of Commentators on Aristotle and the Sentences
(Language: English)
Steven J. Livesey, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Philosophy
Paper 806-cReti Medievali (Italy): Medieval Studies Have Fallen in the Net
(Language: English)
Laura Gaffuri, Dipartimento di Studi storici, Università degli Studi di Torino
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship

This session is about the possibilities to increase and improve the accessibility and availability of medieval written sources by means of application of computer technology. The speakers will present their projects, their goals and the problems they have to solve. Redmer Alma: the Digital Charterbook of Groningen and Drenthe will contain transcriptions, translations and fascimiles of ca. 20.000 charters, the main source for the history of these regions in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time. The database will be of great interest for several research fields. Steven Livesey is composing a database of two fundamental groups of medieval texts: commentaries on Aristotle’s works, and on Peter Lombard’s Sentences. He will discuss the possibilities of such a specialized database in teaching and research. Laura Gaffuri: The Reti Medievali project, a cooperative initiative of five Italian universities (, aims to create an on-line community of medieval scholars of unrestricted specializations and to encourage them to experiment with the potential of new communication technologies by offering in an electronic way texts, tools and historiographical analyses.