IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 403: Seals and Sigillography: What Is Their Future in a Digital Age? - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 9 July 2012, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Sigillum
Organiser:John Cherry, Independent Scholar, London
Moderator/Chair:John Cherry, Independent Scholar, London
Abstract

Arranged in the year that Sigillum, the website for the encouragement of research and the study of seals, was established, this round table will discuss the future for the study of seals and sigillography in the digital age. Is sigillography a study in its own right or is it simply the handmaid of history and art history? One of the goals of Sigillum is to encourage the use of seal and seal matrices in the study, teaching and writing of history (of all kinds, including social history and art history), archaeology, palaeography, archival studies, and other allied subjects. Whatever its status, how should the study develop in this digital age? All those interested in seals and seal matrices, of whatever country and period, are warmly invited.

Participants include Julian Gardner (University of Warwick), Paul D. A. Harvey (Durham University), and Elizabeth New (Aberystwyth University).