IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 432: So We've Digitised, What Next?: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 4 July 2016, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Arts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government, 1100-1250'
Organiser:Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Abstract

The large number of initiatives to digitise medieval manuscripts mean that we now have unprecedented access to medieval texts. In many ways, this explosion of knowledge can be compared to the early years of the printing press. But how might we best utilise this growing body of material? This round table will explore the potential for the computer-assisted study of medieval manuscripts, discuss the practical and theoretical consequences of the use of digital surrogates, and present new methodologies for the visualisation of manuscript evidence and data.

Participants include Renaud Alexandre (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris),Ainoa Castro Correa (King’s College London), and David F. Johnson (Florida State University).