Session531
TitleDigital Methods, I: Three Case Studies for Digital Palaeography
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2016: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorArts & Humanities Research Council Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government, 1100-1250'
 
OrganiserStewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairJoanna Tucker, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Paper 531-a Models of Authority: Charting New Territory for Medieval Scottish Charters
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 531-b DigiPal and the Austrian Romanesque: A Case Study in Aspirational Paleography
(Language: English)
Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America, Massachusetts
Index Terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography; Technology
Paper 531-c VisigothicPal: la escritura visigótica al descubierto
(Language: Español)
Ainoa Castro Correa, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Universidad de Salamanca
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; 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: medieval Scottish charters, the Exon Domesday book, and Visigothic script from the medieval Iberian Peninsula. 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.