Session506
TitleOperating at the Intersection: Digital and Computational Approaches to the Large-Scale Analysis of Medieval Manuscripts, I
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserMark J. Faulkner, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Claire Poynton-Smith, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
 
Moderator/ChairClaire Poynton-Smith, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
 
Paper 506-a MECZ: A Database of Medieval Czech Sources in Translation
(Language: English)
Jan Čermák, Ústav anglického jazyka a didaktiky, Univerzita Karlova, Praha
Ondřej Tichý, Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova, Praha
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Slavic; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 506-b From a Manual for Slow Reading to the Reference Text: A Diachronic Analysis of the Circulation of Breviloquium de virtutibus
(Language: English)
Svetlana Yatsyk, 'Translitteræ' Project, Université de Recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 506-c From Localisation to Chronological and Geographical Prediction
(Language: English)
Estelle Guéville, Louvre Abu Dhabi
David Joseph Wrisley, Division of Arts & Humanities, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Biblical Studies; Computing in Medieval Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractRecent technological leaps enable analytical approaches that were inconceivable mere decades ago; straddling disciplinary boundaries between corpus linguistics, computational analysis, and traditional literary study therefore provides us with new windows into, and perspectives on, medieval texts. Digital tools can seem daunting to medievalists with literature backgrounds, but operating in the borders between these disciplines provides us with possibilities that are massive - as are the data sets we can work with, compared to the standard scope of a medieval textual study. As more machine readable versions of texts are produced, these opportunities only grow. An interdisciplinary approach to textual analysis provides innovative perspectives, whether we are detecting chronological or geographical patterns, or interrogating individual textual examples and problematising their traditional categorisation. 1 of 2 proposed sessions on this topic.