Session1537
TitleDigital Palaeography: Three Case Studies
Date/TimeThursday 10 July 2014: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorDepartment of Digital Humanities, King's College London
 
OrganiserStewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairChristine Voth, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
 
Paper 1537-a Using DigiPal to Study Fragments of Manuscripts from Norway and Sweden from before c. 1100: New Perspectives and Connections
(Language: English)
Matilda Anne Watson, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1537-b 'SephardiPal': Between the Letters and Shapes of Sephardic Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Debora Matos, Institut für Jüdische Studien, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index Terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Language and Literature - Semitic; Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1537-c So 11th Century: Investigating Old English Vernacular Manuscripts with DigiPal
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThe growing field of Digital Palaeography uses a variety of computer-assisted technologies to address scholarly research questions. In this session, databases created using the DigiPal framework will be used to investigate three different corpora: Scandinavian, Hebrew, and Old English. Presenting desiderata for their respective fields, the papers explore the potential offered by Digital Palaeography, and DigiPal in particular, to interrogate medieval script in ways which would not be feasible using traditional palaeographic methods.