IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 616: Analysing and Linking Relationships: Computer-Based Approaches to Inscriptions, Altars, and Monuments in the Spatial Context of Churches

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Organiser:Frithjof Schwartz, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Sible de Blaauw, Faculteit der Letteren, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Paper 616-aTrying to Look Back: The Complexity of Relationships in a Medieval Church as a Challenge for the Historical Research
(Language: English)
Frithjof Schwartz, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz
Index terms: Art History - General, Computing in Medieval Studies, Epigraphy, Social History
Paper 616-bThe Digits of Epigraphical Sources and Their Spatial Context
(Language: English)
Martin Unold, i3mainz am Fachbereich Technik, Geoinformatik und Vermessung, Fachhochschule Mainz
Paper 616-cBetween Space, Time, Data, and Users: Approaches to Digitisation for Long-Term Research Projects in the Humanities
(Language: English)
Torsten Schrade, Digitale Akademie, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Epigraphy

Scientifical studies of historical church rooms with their altars, monuments, and inscriptions have always been limited to the visual and textual level. Now the possibilities will be improuved by a computer based tool that allows an analysis of relationships of objects to their spatial context, visualizing their former position, drawing lines to related monuments, considering the former spectators point of view and showing related operations like liturgy and processions. The project by the name ‘Inscriptions in Their Spatial Context’ is going to be developed by the Academy of Sciences in Mainz and the i3mainz, Institute for Spatial Information- and Surveying-Technology.