IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 506: Commemoration and Remembrance, I: Methodology

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Annemarie Speetjens, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Annemarie Speetjens, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Paper 506-aThe Function of Art in Medieval 'Memoria' and the Importance of Technical Examination
(Language: English)
Truus van Bueren, Medieval Memoria Online Project
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Paper 506-bDigital Remembrance: Encoding Memorial Books in XML
(Language: English)
Rolf de Weijert, Medieval Memoria Online, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Religious Life
Paper 506-cThe Durham Liber Vitae: A Digital Edition
(Language: English)
Andrew Wareham, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Religious Life
Abstract

During the Middle Ages the commemoration of the dead played a prominent role in society, as it was fundamental for the devotional practice. These three sessions however examine ‘commemoration and remembrance’ from a much broader perspective.
The first session focuses on the methodology of the study of memoria. On one hand it shows the importance of technical analysis and source-criticism in research of works of art in medieval memoria. On the other hand it examines the possibilities and shortcomings of (new) computer techniques in the study of memorial books, in the digitisation and detailed study of one single or a few memorial source.