Session1639
TitleDigital Methods, II: Manuscript Images in Theory and in Practice
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorDigiPal: Digital Resource & Database for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies & Diplomatic
 
OrganiserStewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairStewart J. Brookes, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
 
Paper 1639-a The Practical and Theoretical Consequences of the Use of Digital Surrogates
(Language: English)
Keri Thomas, Independent Scholar, Aberystwyth
Index Terms: Art History - General; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1639-b Color Literacy: What Every Medievalist Should Know Who Has Taken a Photo of a Manuscript with a Smartphone and Thought, It Might Be a Palimpsest
(Language: English)
Bill Endres, Department of English, University of Oklahoma
Index Terms: Art History - General; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Technology
Paper 1639-c Image Processing Methods for Determining Visual Manuscript and Character Features
(Language: English)
Thomas Konidaris, Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts', Universität Hamburg
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractThis session explores the pitfalls and potentials offered by the ubiquity of manuscript surrogates in the digital domain. What are the consequences of digitisation and how do we encounter and understand such an object? How can factors such as colour influence our perception of the original objects and what assumptions do we bring to bear when studying digitised artefacts? And how might a trans-disciplinary approach bring together core competencies from the humanities and informatics to offer an integrative solution to the multi-faceted challenges involved in the study of the huge quantities of images that are now available?