IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1333: Bridging Borders, IV: Natural Sciences and Humanities

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) / Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts', Universität Hamburg
Organiser:Andreas Janke, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Olivier Bonnerot, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin
Paper 1333-aEarly Paper Production in the Himalayas
(Language: English)
Agnieszka Helman-Wazny, Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts' Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Paper 1333-bImaging Techniques for the Classification of Ink Types in Medieval Manuscripts: Revealing More than Text
(Language: English)
Ivan Shevchuk, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Paper 1333-cThe Inks of 'Der Welsche Gast': Non-Invasive Analysis by XRF Spectroscopy and nIR Microscopy
(Language: English)
Sebastian Bosch, Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts' Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - German, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Abstract

The Cluster of Excellence ‘Understanding Written Artefacts’ follows a comparative approach to studying how the production of written artefacts has shaped human societies and cultures, and how these in turn have adapted written artefacts to their needs. This session presents recent collaborative research by scientists from STEM subjects and scholars of the humanities that bridges the gap between these fields and sheds new light on medieval material culture, both within and beyond Europe. The focus will be on how scientific analysis of paper or ink can widen our perspective on different medieval cultures.