IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1319: 'Ruling' the Script, III: Measure and Sense

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:APICES - Association paléographique internationale: Culture, Écriture, Société / Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Paris
Organiser:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Peter A. Stokes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Paper 1319-aWriting Angles: Palaeographic Considerations on the Inclination of the Script
(Language: English)
Maria Gurrado, Independent Scholar, Paris
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1319-bGraphical System and Social Norms: Measuring a Collective Scribal Profile
(Language: English)
Dominique Stutzmann, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1319-cRules for a Database on Italian Notaries
(Language: English)
Irene Ceccherini, Dipartimento di Scienze dell Antichità Medioevo e Rinascimento e Linguistica, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Medieval writing, as part of the interpersonal communication process, had to follow rules that ensure the legibility and convey the meaning of a text. The digital humanities in palaeography give birth to a renewed quantitative approach, either as computer-aided palaeography or as digital palaeography with automated image-analysis softwares. This session explores what can be measured (angles, inclination, collective scribal profiles, and allographs) and how this new data can be analysed (databases, factorial analysis, cross-validation). The results give new insights on the dynamic of script evolution, and how it relates to the social contexts of written production.