IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1649: Medieval Artefacts Are Like Onions: Imaging the Layers of Manuscripts and Seals - A Workshop

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Stewart J. Brookes, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Eve Grubin, New York University London
Abstract

This workshop will demonstrate how multispectral imaging can reveal otherwise difficult to discern text on manuscripts and how Reflectance Transforming Imaging (RTI) can be used to capture the complex surface relief of seal impressions. We will discuss the various techniques employed, the equipment required, and offer a crash course in the software. Ethical and practical questions of project management, processing, and, importantly, data will be discussed. Plus, we’ll show you everything you need for a DIY RTI set-up in the archives. And there will be Lego!

This workshop will be led by Stewart J. Brookes (University of Oxford), Helen Davies (University of Rochester, New York), John McEwan (Saint Louis University, Missouri), and Alexander Zawacki (University of Rochester, New York).