DigiPal at Kalamazoo 2012

The DigiPal project will be well represented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies (ICMS) Kalamazoo 2012.

The main event is a session we are sponsoring called 'Digital Methods and Resources for Paleography and Manuscript Studies' and will be on Thursday 10 May at 7:30pm in Fetzer 2030 (Session 159 in the conference schedule).

The papers are:

  • imageMAT: A Tool for Interoperable Image Annotation. Christine McWebb, Univ. of Waterloo
  • Digital Paleography: Thinking inside the Box. Stewart Brookes, King's College London
  • The Ongoing Problem of English Vernacular Minuscule: A Digital Approach to Late Anglo-Saxon Script. Peter A. Stokes, King's College London

We also hope to be at the 'Projects in Digital Medieval Studies' poster session sponsored by Digital Medievalist. This will be on Friday 11 May at 7.30pm in Fetzer 1035 and should be an excellent opportunity to discuss DigiPal in more detail. [Edit, 7 May 2012: We are now confirmed for the poster session and will be demonstrating the latest developments in the project, so be sure to come along and see us.]

Finally, Peter Stokes will be co-teaching a workshop on Digital Imaging for Medievalists, on Saturday 12 May at 1.30pm in Schneider 446 (Session 2145). This will be taught with Tony Harris of the University of Reading and will cover both some basic insights into the technical background behind digital images, and also some practical advice and examples on how to use them for online delivery. The summary from the conference schedule is as follows:

This workshop is designed to help medievalists who are working with digital resources. The session includes a short discussion on best practices for desktop scanning, use of digital cameras for manuscript capture, and use of hand scanners and digital authoring using PDF and XML. Attendees will have the opportnity to discuss common problems and solutions.

It will be a busy week, and we look forward to seeing you there!


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