DigiPal at Kalamazoo ICMS 2014

DigiPal will be represented at the 49th International Congress of Medieval Studies Kalamazoo this year, with two sessions on digital methods in manuscript studies. In these the project will be presented, but also related work by others. The emphasis of the first session is on citation and representation: how can we consistenly cite palaeographical details, particularly without a consistent terminology? What about canonical references, linked data? How do we present our arguments in consistent and stable ways? The second session focuses on 'paratext', including provenance details but also scratched glosses and how we can approach these using digital tools. You'll also see the latest developments 'behind the scenes' with the DigiPal framework and some of the other projects in which it's being used. Do come, discuss, and tell us what you think.

Session 375
Digital Methods I: Citation and Representation of Medieval Manuscripts
10am, Saturday 10 May, Room Bernhard 208

  • To Thine Own Self Be True: Attempting to Capture the Ineffable Holistic in the Empire 'Content' and 'Data'; Matthew Evan Davis, North Carolina State Univ.
  • Citing Visual Evidence in Paleographical Argument: The DigiPal Experience; Peter A. Stokes, King’s College London
  • Constructing, Testing, and Analyzing a Semantic Graph of Manuscript Features; Christine Roughan, College of the Holy Cross, and Neel Smith, College of the Holy Cross 

Session 430
Digital Methods II: Reading between the Lines of Medieval Manuscripts
10:30am, Sunday 11 May, Room Bernhard 208

  • Penn Provenance Project; Regan Kladstrup, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  • First Impressions: Glosses Scratched into Old English Manuscripts; Stewart J. Brookes, King's College London
  • You Scratch My Gloss and I’ll Scratch Yours: Glosses as Commentary, Instruction, and/or Vandalism; Sarah J. Biggs, British Library/Courtauld Institute of Art


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