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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1426: Digital Materialities: Diverse Approaches to the Investigation of East-West Relationships in the 11-13th Centuries - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Organiser:Tara L. Andrews, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Universität Bern
Moderator/Chair:Claudia Rapp, Institut für Byzantinistik & Neogräzistik, Universität Wien / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien

While Medieval Studies is widely acknowledged as an interdisciplinary field of research, digital medievalists usually focus on single specific types of material in their approaches. This round table brings together scholars who are all focusing on the investigation of East-West connections in the 11th to 13th centuries, using a range of source materials and diverse digital methods. Participants will discuss their use of Arabic, Georgian, and Armenian manuscripts alongside objects and archaeological data from Europe. Using textual, network, mapping, and geographical analyses, we aim to promote the potential for teamwork and cooperation between different approaches in digital medieval studies.

Participants include Tara L. Andrews (Universität Wien), James Baillie (Universität Wien), Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien), Sarah Savant (Aga Khan University, London), and Mária Vargha (Universität Wien).