Session630
TitleDigital Pleasures, II: Tools for Dating and Describing Script
Date/TimeTuesday 2 July 2013: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorGroupement de Recherche 'Diplomatique' (GDR 3177-CNRS)
 
OrganiserJinna Smit, Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam
 
Moderator/ChairJan W. J. Burgers, Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (ING - KNAW), Amsterdam
 
Paper 630-a Constructing a Medieval Palaeographic Scale
(Language: English)
Petros Samara, Faculty of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam / Huygens Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis, Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen (ING - KNAW), Den Haag
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 630-b Word Image Retrieval from Historical Handwritten Document Collections: The Monk System
(Language: English)
Jean-Paul van Oosten, Faculteit Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 630-c Answers and Questions: Digital Approaches to Dating Medieval Script
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Peter A. Stokes, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Université de Recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThe time-honoured scholarly discipline of paleography has recently been rejuvenated by the digital technology. This offers innovative ways of interrogating and interacting with medieval script, opening up new possibilities for the study of scripts, scribes, and manuscripts, and even tackling the difficult aspect of dating and locating a script of unknown provenance. In this line of research, computer expertise and traditional paleography work in close collaboration.