IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 301: Medieval Cultural, Textual, and Material Culture in the Digital Age

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Visionary Cross Project
Organiser:Daniel O'Donnell, Department of English, University of Lethbridge
Moderator/Chair:Dorothy Carr Porter, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Paper 301-aDigitisation and Loss
(Language: English)
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - General, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 301-bA Visionary Endeavour: Recreating the Anglo-Saxon Matrix
(Language: English)
Roberto Rosselli Del Turco, Dipartimento di Scienze del Linguaggio e Letterature Comparate, Università di Torino
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 301-cEverything Rises Must Converge: On the Convergence of Informational and Critical Approaches to Textual, Cultural, and Material Heritage
(Language: English)
Daniel O'Donnell, Department of English, University of Lethbridge
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology
Abstract

The rise of the Digital Humanities as an international, cross-disciplinary approach to humanistic scholarship presents exciting new challenges and opportunities. Perhaps one of the most exciting of these is the convergence of interest among textual editors, art historians, archaeologists, museum and library curatorial staff, government agencies, and commercial entities in what can be broadly described as issues in the representation and research of Cultural, Textual, and Material Heritage. This session addresses current and future practices and opportunities in this area. What are the interesting projects? What are the interesting technologies, methodologies, and business models? How will this convergence play out in the short and medium term?