Session 1628: 'So of old bookes cometh our cunnyng newe': Accessing Medieval Texts and Images in the Digital Age
Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45
|Sponsor:||Collaborative European Digital Archive Structure (CENDARI)|
|Organiser:||Marian Lefferts, Consortium of European Research Libraries, Den Haag|
|Moderator/Chair:||Chris Linsley, England's Immigrants 1330-1550 Project, University of York|
|Paper 1628-a||CENDARI: A Medieval Virtual Research Environment|
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages
|Paper 1628-b||Plateforme d'analyse linguistique médiévale (PALM): Towards the Semi-Automatic Analysis of Middle English Texts|
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English
Medieval scholars now have more opportunities than ever to enter the digital age, and this session will introduce a selection of innovative resources available online.
The European Library will outline the Collaborative European Digital Archive Structure (CENDARI) project’s work to create a Virtual Research Environment for the medieval period. This will be followed by a presentation by Digital Scriptorium, a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts which encourages interaction between scholars and libraries. Finally, the ‘Signs and States’ project at the University of Paris I will introduce their work on the semi-automatic analysis of medieval texts, focusing on the particular challenges raised by Middle English.
The session aims to provoke broader discussion of the developing role of digital humanities and research portals within the medievalist community.