IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1602: Illuminated Charters, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Organiser:Andreas Zajic, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 1602-aPre-Eyckian Realism in a Medieval Charter: Chances and Challenges of an Art Historical Approach towards Illuminated Charters
(Language: English)
Gabriele Bartz, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1602-bA Revolution of Media in the 14th Century?: Illuminated Charters Issued by the Chancery of Louis the Bavarian and Collective Indulgences from the Roman Curia in Comparison
(Language: English)
Markus Gneiß, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Paper 1602-cTools for Collaborative Work with Illuminated Charters
(Language: English)
Martina Bürgermeister, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies
Abstract

This session presents a project run by the University of Graz and the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna studying why medieval charters were backed with decoration. Based on the cooperation of an interdisciplinary team of art historians, diplomatists, and specialists in digital humanities, its primary goal is the publication of an online catalogue of illuminated charters in the repository of monasterium.net, the largest European web portal for medieval and early modern charters. Within this framework the project shall develop new IT tools necessary for specific search strategies, supporting the description of the documents with the help of semantic web technologies and implementing automatic pattern recognition tools.