Session1539
TitleDigital Methods, I: Computer-Assisted Approaches to Palaeography
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorAHRC Project 'Models of Authority: Scottish Charters & the Emergence of Government 1100-1250'
 
OrganiserStewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairDauvit Broun, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
 
Paper 1539-a Models of Authority: All About that Database
(Language: English)
Stewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1539-b Towards Digital Palaeographical Handbooks for Vernacular Scripts: Some Desiderata from the Perspective of Old Icelandic Script
(Language: English)
Michael MacPherson, Faculty of Icelandic & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1539-c The Problem of Multigraphism: A Digital Approach to Transversal Palaeography
(Language: English)
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 growing field of Digital Palaeography uses a variety of computer-assisted technologies to address scholarly research questions. In this session, we show how the DigiPal methodology may be used to investigate different medieval corpora, including Scottish charters, Old Norse, and Arabic. Speakers will explore the potential offered by Digital Palaeography to interrogate and visualise medieval script in ways which would not be feasible using traditional palaeographic methods.