Registration and Programme for DigiPal IV Symposium: Monday 1st September 2014

Date: Monday 1st September 2014

Venue: Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King's College London, Strand WC2R 2LS

Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCL

It is with great delight that the DigiPal team at the Department of Digital Humanities (King's College London) announce the programme for the fourth DigiPal Symposium. Building on the conversations of previous years, the focus will be the computer-assisted study of medieval handwriting and manuscripts. This year there is something of an international theme with speakers discussing Scandinavian fragments, Scottish charters, Greek and Latin inscriptions, Hebrew manuscripts of Portuguese provenance, Old English from the eleventh century, and a corpus of French documents. There will be a mix of epigraphy, numismatics, Digital Humanities, codicology, exciting technology to decipher material scratched into manuscripts and… and… ah yes, palaeography!

Registration is free and the first 80 people to register will receive a free lunch. After that, we're afraid there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Judging by previous experience, places and lunches are expected to disappear rapidly, so if you'd like to attend, then please register hereOh, and do let us know if you are a vegetarian.

Looking forward to seeing you in September,

Stewart and Peter

Draft Programme

09.30  Registration & Coffee
09.50  Welcome
10.00  Session 1. Chair: Arianna Ciula
           1. Ben Pohl (University of Cambridge)
                    "I Spy with My Digital Eye: New ways of Visualising the Hidden Features in Medieval Manuscripts"
            2. Dot Porter (Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies)
                   "Visualizing the Construction of Manuscripts, through Collation and Video" 

11.00  Coffee
11.30  Session 2. Chair: Jane Roberts 
           3. Stewart Brookes (King’s College London)
                   "The Palaeographer’s Guide to the DigiPal Galaxy"
           4. Peter Stokes (King’s College London)
                   "The DigiPal Framework: Uses and Abuses"
           5. Matilda Watson (King’s College London)
                   "'ScandiPal': Reconstructing and Researching Manuscript Fragments from Eleventh-Century Scandinavia"

13.00  Lunch

14.00  Session 3. Chair: Anna Dorofeeva
           6. Debora Matos (King’s College London)
                   "SephardiPal: Adapting DigiPal for 15th Century Hebrew Script and Decoration"
           7. Florence Codine (Bibliothèque nationale de France)
                   "From Typography to Coin Epigraphy and Back: Investigating and Publishing Medieval Coin Inscription
                     with NumiPal"
              8. Simona Stoyanova (University of Leipzig and King's College London)
                   "Greek Province, Roman Sigma: Inscriptional Palaeography"

15.30   Coffee
16.00   Session 4. Chair: Tessa Webber
            9. Marc Smith (École Nationale des Chartes)
                   "Sorting Out Early Modern French Writing Masters: Material Bibliography and Paleography"
          10. Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow)
                   "Introducing the Models of Authority Project: Scottish Charters c.1100–c.1250"
          11. Julia Crick (King’s College London)
Introducing the Exon Domesday Digitization Project: The Conqueror's Commissioners

17.30     Closing remarks
17.45     Drinks reception in Council Room


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