IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1639: Digital Methods, II: Manuscript Images in Theory and in Practice

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:DigiPal: Digital Resource & Database for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies & Diplomatic
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
Paper 1639-aThe Practical and Theoretical Consequences of the Use of Digital Surrogates
(Language: English)
Keri Thomas, Independent Scholar, Aberystwyth
Index terms: Art History - General, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1639-bColor Literacy: What Every Medievalist Should Know Who Has Taken a Photo of a Manuscript with a Smartphone and Thought, It Might Be a Palimpsest
(Language: English)
Bill Endres, Department of English, University of Oklahoma
Index terms: Art History - General, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Paper 1639-cImage Processing Methods for Determining Visual Manuscript and Character Features
(Language: English)
Thomas Konidaris, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universit├Ąt Hamburg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session explores the pitfalls and potentials offered by the ubiquity of manuscript surrogates in the digital domain. What are the consequences of digitisation and how do we encounter and understand such an object? How can factors such as colour influence our perception of the original objects and what assumptions do we bring to bear when studying digitised artefacts? And how might a trans-disciplinary approach bring together core competencies from the humanities and informatics to offer an integrative solution to the multi-faceted challenges involved in the study of the huge quantities of images that are now available?