IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 357: Early-Career Researchers in Digital Medieval Studies: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Digital Medievalist Postgraduate Subcommittee
Organiser:Hannah Busch, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences, Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Daniela Schulz, Graduiertenkolleg 2196 'Dokument - Text - Edition', Bergische Universit├Ąt Wuppertal
Abstract

As a relatively young and constantly emerging field, the Digital Humanities (DH) encompasses a large group of early-career researchers with different backgrounds and diverse career paths. Digital Medieval Studies as a subfield of DH is characterised by various disciplines as well as a high number of international collaborations, and is populated by scholars with different educational backgrounds: from scholars trained as medievalists who implemented digital components only during their postgrad studies to scholars that approached medieval studies through their technical skills. This round table discussion brings together early-career scholars from this domain on the border between traditional humanities research and DH to discuss the challenges and opportunities of their diverse career paths.

Participants include Hannah Busch (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Helen Davies (University of Rochester, New York), Aylin Malcolm (University of Pennsylvania), and Manuel Schwembacher (Paris-Lodron-Universit├Ąt Salzburg).