IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 824: Materiality to Virtuality: The Reconstruction of Manuscript Libraries

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project / Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Organiser:Toby Burrows, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Hanno Wijsman, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 824-aPauperum magistrorum libri in Transition: Retracing the History of the Sorbonne Manuscripts through the Bibale Database
(Language: English)
Antoine Brix, Département d'histoire, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Antoine Brix, Département d'histoire, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Antoine Brix, Département d'histoire, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 824-bThe Formation of the Manuscript Collection of Charles William Dyson Perrins: Using the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts to Generate New Research Questions
(Language: English)
Laura Cleaver, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
Laura Cleaver, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
Laura Cleaver, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 824-c'There never was such a collector since the world began': Tracing the Manuscript Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps in the Digital World
(Language: English)
Toby Burrows, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford
Toby Burrows, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford
Toby Burrows, Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

The survival of medieval manuscripts during the social and political upheavals of the last six hundred years has been heavily dependent on the activities of numerous individual and institutional collectors. In this session, we will examine and reconstruct three specific manuscript libraries of the past: the library of the collège de Sorbonne (enriched until the French Revolution), the vast 19th-century collection of Thomas Phillipps, and the 20th-century collection of Charles William Dyson Perrins. We will draw on a range of manuscript databases to enable and support these virtual reconstructions, including Bibale, the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, the Oxford Medieval Manuscripts Catalogue, and the Linked Data Service assembled by the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.