IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1024: Researching, Digitising, and Curating Complex Manuscripts: Examples from Medieval Scotland

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Project 'Researching & Curating Active Manuscripts'
Organiser:Joanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1024-aDigitisation of Composite Manuscripts: Some Recent Projects and Initiatives
(Language: English)
Andrew Prescott, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Andrew Prescott, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1024-bDigitisation in the Context of Multi-Scribe Cartularies: Examples from Medieval Scotland
(Language: English)
Joanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Joanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1024-cDigitisation in the Context of a Stratigraphic Edition: The Example of the Chronicle of Melrose
(Language: English)
Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Dauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session grows out of a project that focusses on researching and curating Scotland’s medieval cartularies. A particular issue brought to the fore has been the challenge of composite manuscripts which contain many piecemeal additions by lots of scribes, particularly for their digitisation and presentation online. Complex, multi-scribe manuscripts therefore present an opportunity to rethink how we as researchers encounter medieval material in the digital world, and how curators present digital images of them. The papers in this session will look at different manuscript contexts and how digitising complex manuscripts can potentially change the way we use them in research.