IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 424: Materiality in Digital Editing - State of the Art: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 1 July 2019, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Digital Medievalist
Organiser:Roman Bleier, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Sean Winslow, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Abstract

The material turn in medieval studies has strong roots in the tradition of textual scholarship, codicology, and diplomatics. The representation of text in digital form seems to prefer ‘immaterial’ features of the text. In fact databases or XML markup of text initially focused on the structural and semantic representation of text. With the introduction of digital images this started to change, and recent developments with IIIF even strengthen this development. Nevertheless, digital editing still has to tackle many problems in addressing the material side of medieval documents. The panel will tell the story of materiality in digital editing from the very beginnings and take a look in the future in the attempt to set the research agenda for the coming years.

Participants include Alberto Campagnolo (Library of Congress, Washington, DC), James Cummings (Newcastle University), Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America), Franz Fischer (Universität zu Köln), Daniela Schulz (Bergische Universität Wuppertal), and Georg Vogeler (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz).