IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 104: A Chronicle in Code: The Digital Edition of the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Tara L. Andrews, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Universität Bern
Moderator/Chair:Theo M. van Lint, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
Paper 104-aComputational Graph Models for Critical Text: A Case Study
(Language: English)
Schiwa Aliabadi-Pongratz, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Schiwa Aliabadi-Pongratz, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Computing in Medieval Studies, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 104-bShifting Timelines: The Chronological Puzzles of the Chronicle
(Language: English)
Tara L. Andrews, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Universität Bern
Tara L. Andrews, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Universität Bern
Tatevik Atayan, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Tatevik Atayan, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 104-cThe Chronicle and Its Scholars, 17th-18th Centuries
(Language: English)
Anahit Safaryan, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Anahit Safaryan, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In this session we will launch publicly the SNSF-sponsored digital critical edition of the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa, an Armenian historical text of the 12th century. The session consists of three papers. The first covers the edition itself and its digital model, demonstrating the extent and limits of philology formalised in computer code. The second paper discusses our work in untangling the often confused chronology within the text, and how it is supported by our edition model. The final paper will look at the transmission of the Chronicle, and the circumstances around its wide proliferation in the 17th century in particular.