IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 129: New Work in Digital Medieval Studies: Visualization and Interpretation

Monday 13 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Committee on Electronic Resources, Medieval Academy of America
Organiser:Dorothy Carr Porter, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Peter A. Stokes, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 129-aRace and Ethnicity in the Medieval Archive: The Roman de la Rose Digital Library
(Language: English)
Nadia Altschul, Department of German & Romance Languages & Literatures, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 129-bThe St Patrick's Confessio Hypertext Stack
(Language: English)
Franz Fischer, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 129-cVisualizing the Evidence of Scribal Practices in Manuscripts of the B version of Piers Plowman
(Language: English)
Gene Lyman, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Abstract

This session will introduce three new projects in digital medieval studies that use technology to visualize information in order to help scholars interpret it. Altschul’s presents on how the Roman de la Rose Digital Library can be used to investigate issues of race and ethnicity found in the Rose manuscripts. Fischer presents the Saint Patrick’s Confessio Hypertext Stack, a new endeavour to present different aspects of St Patrick’s work at various levels, closely interlinked passage by passage. Lyman presents results obtained by edition-display software that plots distributions of manuscript features detected by regular expression searches conducted against the text and markup of documentary editions produced by the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive.