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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1040: Digitising the Middle Ages: The Impacts of Digitized Corpora on Medieval Historiography

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Corpus de la Bourgogne du Moyen Âge (CBMA), Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LaMOP - UMR 8589), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) / Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Organisers:Gabriel Castanho, Instituto de História, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Eliana Magnani, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LaMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Moderator/Chair:Nicolas Perreaux, Sonderforschungsbereich 1095 'Schwächediskurse und Ressourcenregime', Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main / Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris (LaMOP), Université de la Sorbonne, Paris
Paper 1040-aSerial Work on Digital Sources of the Parliament of Paris in the 15th Century: Historiographical Problems
(Language: English)
Pauline Spychala, Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1040-bGifts, Networks, and Digitised Corpora: Rethinking Territorial Sovereignty in the Principality of Burgundy under John the Fearless and Philip the Good, 1404-1467
(Language: English)
Baptiste Rameau, Archéologie, Terre, Histoire et Sociétés (ARTEHIS - UMR 6298), Université de Bourgogne
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1040-cMedieval Dominants and Their Representations of Power Relations: An Analysis of the CEMA Corpus
(Language: English)
Evgeniya Shelina, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 1040-dDigitisations and Qualitative Analysis: A Case Study on the Parlement of Toulouse in the 15th and 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Gert-Jan Van de Voorde, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent / University of St Andrews
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought

For over half a century, since R. Busa's punch cards, medieval documents have been encoded in binary data computing systems. Currently, the digitisation and structuring of documentary corpora is an unavoidable reality for the most part of the medievalists. However, little attention has been paid to the history and historicity of these uses, as well as the impacts of these new media, on the specific field of medieval history. Reflecting on the historiographical and epistemic consequences of the use of digitized corpora of documents is necessary and the central focus of this session of papers.