Update: Programme for "Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image" Symposium

Date:     22nd November 2012

Venue:  University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, W1W 6UW (Room CLG.09)

Time:    9.30am-5.30pm

As the days darken and the wind starts to bite, we thought it might be worth remembering that there's more to a UK November than fireworks and cold weather. With that in mind, the DigiPal team at King's College London, in association with the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster, are delighted to announce the programme for their "Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image" Symposium.

If you haven't registered for the Symposium as yet, then now would seem to be the ideal moment to snap up one of the few remaining places. Registration is free -- all you have to do is send an email (with your name and affiliation as you would like them to appear on your name badge) to digipal [at] kcl.ac.uk

Coffee and registration will be at 9.30am and the Symposium will start at 9.50am. There will be refreshments, but lunch isn't included (we wanted to keep registration free, and it turns out that there's no such thing as a free lunch). For the full programme, see below.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd,

Stewart Brookes and Peter Stokes (King's College London) and Louise Sylvester (University of Westminster)


9.30-9.50 Coffee and registration

9.50 Welcome

10.00-11.20 Session 1

  1. Catherine Karkov (University of Leeds): "Mourning Materiality in the Postdigital Era"
  2. Melissa Terras (University College London): "Trusting What We See: Issues of Provenance When Imaging Manuscript Material in Complex Ways"
  3. Kathleen Doyle and Sarah Biggs (British Library): "Challenges and Opportunities in Digitising Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library"

11.20-11.40 Coffee

11.40-12.50 Session II

  1. Stewart Brookes (King's College London): "You Can't Always Get What You Want: Selecting Images for the DigiPal Database"
  2. Peter Stokes (King's College London): "Describing Handwriting, Describing Decoration – Then Finding it Again"
  3. Jonathan Taylor (British Museum): "Towards a Digital Palaeography of Cuneiform"

12.50-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.25 Session III

  1. Marc Michael Epstein (Vassar College): "The Chiasmatron: Hyperlinks and Pedagogical Methodology in the Study of the Iconography of Manuscripts Made for Jews in the Middle Ages"
  2. Neel Smith (College of the Holy Cross) "Analyzing Early Manuscripts of the Iliad with Scholia"
  3. Sarah Weston (Stanford University): "ST(M)EMS (Stanford Tree of (Medieval and) Early Modern Scripts) and the Implications of Online Paleographic Tools"

15.25-15.45 Coffee

15.45-17.15 Session IV

  1. Florence Codine (Bibliothèque Nationale de France): "Letters in Sharp Relief: Digital Images and Epigraphy through the Example of Coin Inscriptions" 
  2. Rachel Hart (Universities of St Andrews and Dundee): "Teaching and Learning Palaeography on Both Sides of the Tay: Physical and Digital realities"
  3. Elaine Treharne (Stanford University): "Will the Real Palaeographer Please Stand Up"

17.15-17.30 Closing words


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