DigiPal Symposium III

75cff-headerlogoKing’s College London, Strand

16th September 2013.

* Programme *

previous announcement

The DigiPal team (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) announce that registration is now open for the 3rd DigiPal Symposium (list of speakers below). Attendance is free and open to all, but places are limited and so registration is essential. To register, send an email to Digipal, including your details as you would like them to appear on your name badge. Registration is likely to close on Friday 6th September 2013.


  • Eleanor Anthony (University of Mississippi): “From the Archimedes’ Palimpsest to the Vercelli Book: Dual Correlation Pattern Recognition and Probabilistic Network Approaches to Palaeography in Damaged Manuscripts”
  • Sarah Biggs and Julian Harrison (British Library): “Beyond the Reading Room: Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age”
  • Samantha Blickhan (Royal Holloway, University of London): “Musical Perception and Digital Surrogates: On Using E-Resources for Teaching Early Music Notation”
  • Stewart Brookes (King’s College London): “So Long and Thanks for All the F-shaped ‘y’s”
  • Vincent Christlein (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg): “A Letter Driven Writer Identification in Medieval Papal Charters”
  • David Ganz (University of Notre Dame and University of Cambridge.): “‘Polygraphism’: the Scribe Who Can Write Several Scripts”
  • Tony Harris (University of Cambridge): “Getting to the ‘Hart’ of the Matter – Digitally Speaking”
  • Lambert Schomaker (University of Groningen): “Computer Methods for Handwriting Analysis”
  • Peter Stokes (King’s College London): “What is DigiPal, Really?”
  • Dominique Stutzmann (French National Centre for Scientific Research): Automatic letter-form identification in the ORIFLAMMS project”
  • Jacob Thaisen (University of Stavanger): “A Survey of Middle English Letter-Forms”
  • Jean-Paul van Oosten (University of Groningen): “Word Image Retrieval from Historical Handwritten Document Collections: The Monk System”
  • Tessa Webber (University of Cambridge): “The Analysis of Letters: Form, Shape and Stroke”

previous announcement

Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCL

The DigiPal team at the Department of Digital Humanities (King’s College London) announce their 3rd Symposium.

How to propose a paper: Papers of 20 minutes in length are invited on any aspect of digital approaches to the study of medieval handwriting and manuscripts. The topics below might help guide potential submissions: terminology for describing handwriting, visualisation of manuscript evidence and data, meaning and mining in palaeography, automatic letter-form identification, methods for dating/localising script, crowd-sourcing in palaeography, the practical and theoretical consequences of the use of digital images, examples of research that would benefit from a Digital Humanities (or DigiPal) approach. The above are only serving suggestions, so please don’t feel limited to these topics.

To propose a paper, please email a brief abstract (250 words max.). The deadline for the receipt of submissions is Wednesday 3rd July 2013.


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