IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 754: Medieval Materialities and Modern Technologies: New Research Directions, I

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), Universität Hamburg
Organiser:Hanna M. Wimmer, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa' / Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Stefano Valente, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Paper 754-aRecovery of Damaged and Erased Writing in Manuscripts and Palimpsests with a Mobile Multispectral Imaging System at CSMC
(Language: English)
Ivan Shevchuk, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Ivan Shevchuk, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Paper 754-bInk Analysis and Palaeography: Reconstructing the Production of Medieval German Multiple-Text Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Marco Heiles, Germanistisches Institut, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Universität Aachen
Marco Heiles, Germanistisches Institut, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Universität Aachen
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Abstract

In two sessions, members and associates of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) in Hamburg present recent collaborative research by scientists from STEM subjects and scholars of the humanities that bridges the gap between humanities and the natural sciences and sheds new light on our understanding of medieval material culture, both within and beyond Europe. How can, for instance, ink and pigment analysis, DNA analysis and multispectral imaging help with the recovery of script, the dating and placing of manuscripts, and the understanding of
practices of production and use of manuscripts? What new questions arise from these collaborations? What is the potential; what are the challenges of such fundamentally interdisciplinary research?