IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1327: Visualizing Medieval Culture, Digitally: Architecture, Archaeology, and GIS

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Committee on Electronic Resources, Medieval Academy of America
Organiser:Dorothy Carr Porter, Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities, University of Kentucky
Moderator/Chair:James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
Paper 1327-aEnabling Design Process Analysis Through Modeling English Medieval Architecture
(Language: English)
Lisa Reilly, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Technology
Paper 1327-bPreliminary Results of the St Gall Monastery Plan Digital Project
(Language: English)
Worthy N. Martin, Institute for Advanced Technology, University of Virginia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Monasticism, Religious Life, Technology
Paper 1327-cUsing Google Earth to Map the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Dorothy Carr Porter, Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities, University of Kentucky
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Computing in Medieval Studies, Geography and Settlement Studies
Abstract

This session will explore approaches to ‘mapping the Middle Ages’ through the use of digital technologies. We will describe three projects, representing both large collaborations and individual efforts, which investigate methods for visualizing medieval culture with the assistance of computers. The projects are designed to answer the following questions, which we will also address in our presentations: To what degree did the physical structure of Romanesque buildings have a determining effect on the form of the later medieval addition? What does the ‘ideal monastic community’ look like? How can medievalists use Google Earth as a tool for visualizing relationships between locations and cultural artifacts?