Date: July, 2011

Describing Handwriting, Part I

A fundamental problem of the DigiPal project is how to describe handwriting in clear, unambiguous and (ideally) standardised ways. This question has been bothering palaeographers since the eighteenth century when Scipione Maffei criticised the terminology used by Jean Mabillon, and the Comité international de paléographie latine has been working on ...

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CFP: 'Digital Methods and Resources for Palaeography and Manuscript Studies' (Kalamazoo 2012)

The 'Digital Resource for Palaeography' (DigiPal) is pleased to be sponsoring a session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan (10th May-13th May 2012)

The digital environment offers exciting ways of enhancing and extending the traditional methodologies used in palaeographical and manuscript research. The aim of ...

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ISAS 2011: Measuring the Immeasurable?

Some issues and ideas on the visualisation of palaeographical content will be discussed in the last paper of the biennial conference of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists in Madison, WI, on August 6. I reproduce the paper abstract here:

Palaeographers are typically asked three questions of medieval or ancient handwriting: ...

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Text, Image and the Digital Research Environment

The programme for the 'Parker Library - Keio Conference on Medieval Manuscripts and Printed Books' has just been published, with the special theme of 'Text, Image and the Digital Research Environment'. The Digital Resource for Palaeography project will be represented by Peter Stokes who will be speaking on 'Digital Images ...

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