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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 531: Digital Methods, I: Three Case Studies for Digital Palaeography

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

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:Joanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 531-aModels of Authority: Charting New Territory for Medieval Scottish Charters
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 531-bDigiPal and the Austrian Romanesque: A Case Study in Aspirational Paleography
(Language: English)
Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America, Massachusetts
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Paper 531-cVisigothicPal: la escritura visig├│tica al descubierto
(Language: Espa├▒ol)
Ainoa Castro Correa, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The growing field of Digital Palaeography uses a variety of computer-assisted technologies to address scholarly research questions. In this session, databases created using the DigiPal framework will be used to investigate three different corpora: medieval Scottish charters, the Exon Domesday book, and Visigothic script from the medieval Iberian Peninsula. Presenting desiderata for their respective fields, the papers explore the potential offered by Digital Palaeography, and DigiPal in particular, to interrogate medieval script in ways which would not be feasible using traditional palaeographic methods.