IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1153: Mining the Mother Lode: Making New Use of Regests and Registers

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Organiser:Gerhard Lubich, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Dirk Jäckel, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Paper 1153-aNew Tools for Old Fools?: History and Digital Humanities - The State of Their Union
(Language: English)
Gerhard Lubich, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 1153-bTransforming Registers into Entangled Entities: Why and How to Use Graphs in History
(Language: English)
Andreas Kuczera, Historisches Institut, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 1153-cThe Simple Art of Register and Regesta: A How-To Guide
(Language: English)
Lisa Klocke, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Matthias Weber, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography
Abstract

During the centuries of their existence, Regesta Imperii have gathered an immense mass of information. Probably best known for their OPAC – the biggest medieval OPAC worldwide – the enterprise now is about to offer new possibilities for historical research. At the heart of these efforts is a new software which is able to extract certain data and transform them into immediately comprehensible, nevertheless adequately complex graphics, thus offering historians a new approach to their material.