IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1124: Material Analysis in Manuscripts Studies: Tools and Results

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Organiser:Katharina Kaska, Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Katharina Kaska, Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Paper 1124-aMedieval Manuscripts in the Focus of Centre of Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (Vienna)
(Language: English)
Manfred Schreiner, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien
Manfred Schreiner, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien
Bernadette Frühmann, Centre of Image & Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA), Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Bernadette Frühmann, Centre of Image & Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA), Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Paper 1124-bX-Ray Fluorescence: Available Methods and Equipment
(Language: English)
Leif Glaser, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Leif Glaser, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 1124-cNew Worlds: Multispectral Imaging and Mappaemundi
(Language: English)
Helen Davies, Department of English, University of Rochester, New York
Helen Davies, Department of English, University of Rochester, New York
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Material analysis and new imaging techniques can help scholars to better understand the history and composition of manuscripts as well as enhancing the readability of damaged objects. Various methods like multispectral imaging or x-ray fluorescence analysis thus gain more and more importance within the field of manuscript studies. However, real progress is only possible if there is a strong collaboration between scholars and scientists and a basic knowledge of each others toolset. This session is therefore dedicated to showing the prospects and limitations of different approaches in material analysis as well as presenting recent results of scientific investigations.