IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 607: New Work in Digital Medieval Studies

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 11.15-12.45

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:Alec McAllister, Information Systems Services (ISS) / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 607-aThe Palaeographical Method under the Light of a Digital Approach
(Language: English)
Arianna Ciula, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 607-bResults of 'Digital Diplomatics' for Research with Medieval Documents
(Language: English)
Georg Vogeler, Dipartimento dei Beni delle Arti e della Storia, Università del Salento
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies
Paper 607-c3D scanning of the Venetus A
(Language: English)
Dorothy Carr Porter, Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities, University of Kentucky
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session will introduce three new projects in digital medieval studies that use technology to explore issues beyond publication and display. The projects represent both large collaborations and individual efforts, and are designed to answer the following questions, which we will also address in our presentations: What are the methodological issues implied by a digital approach to the analysis of medieval handwriting? What is the relationship between traditional approaches to diplomatic editing and the changes in methods and sources that could result from the use of new technologies? (How) Can 3D imaging of manuscripts assist with the readings of those manuscripts?