IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1539: Digital Methods, I: Computer-Assisted Approaches to Palaeography

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:AHRC 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:Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 1539-aModels of Authority: All About that Database
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1539-bTowards Digital Palaeographical Handbooks for Vernacular Scripts: Some Desiderata from the Perspective of Old Icelandic Script
(Language: English)
Michael MacPherson, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1539-cThe Problem of Multigraphism: A Digital Approach to Transversal Palaeography
(Language: English)
Peter A. Stokes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The growing field of Digital Palaeography uses a variety of computer-assisted technologies to address scholarly research questions. In this session, we show how the DigiPal methodology may be used to investigate different medieval corpora, including Scottish charters, Old Norse, and Arabic. Speakers will explore the potential offered by Digital Palaeography to interrogate and visualise medieval script in ways which would not be feasible using traditional palaeographic methods.