IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 630: Digital Pleasures, II: Tools for Dating and Describing Script

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Groupement de Recherche 'Diplomatique' (GDR 3177-CNRS)
Organiser:Jinna Smit, Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Jan W. J. Burgers, Huygens ING - KNAW (Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen), Den Haag / Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 630-aConstructing a Medieval Palaeographic Scale
(Language: English)
Petros Samara, Faculty of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam / Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen (ING - KNAW), Den Haag
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 630-bWord Image Retrieval from Historical Handwritten Document Collections: The Monk System
(Language: English)
Jean-Paul van Oosten, Faculteit Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 630-cAnswers and Questions: Digital Approaches to Dating Medieval Script
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Peter A. Stokes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The time-honoured scholarly discipline of paleography has recently been rejuvenated by the digital technology. This offers innovative ways of interrogating and interacting with medieval script, opening up new possibilities for the study of scripts, scribes, and manuscripts, and even tackling the difficult aspect of dating and locating a script of unknown provenance. In this line of research, computer expertise and traditional paleography work in close collaboration.