DigiPal IV Symposium

1st September 2014

Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), King’s College London, Strand WC2R 2LS




It is with great delight that the DigiPal team at the Department of Digital Humanities (King’s College London) announce the programme for the fourth DigiPal Symposium. Building on the conversations of previous years, the focus will be the computer-assisted study of medieval handwriting and manuscripts. This year there is something of an international theme with speakers discussing Scandinavian fragments, Scottish charters, Greek and Latin inscriptions, Hebrew manuscripts of Portuguese provenance, Old English from the eleventh century, and a corpus of French documents. There will be a mix of epigraphy, numismatics, Digital Humanities, codicology, exciting technology to decipher material scratched into manuscripts and… and… ah yes, palaeography!


Draft Programme

10.00  Session 1

1. Ben Pohl (University of Cambridge): “I Spy with My Digital Eye: New ways of Visualising the Hidden Features in Medieval Manuscripts”
2. Dot Porter (Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies): “Visualizing the Construction of Manuscripts, through Collation and Video”

11.30  Session 2

3. Stewart Brookes (King’s College London): “The Palaeographer’s Guide to the DigiPal Galaxy”
4. Peter Stokes (King’s College London): “TBA”
5. Matilda Watson (King’s College London): “‘ScandiPal’: Reconstructing and Researching Manuscript Fragments from Eleventh-Century Scandinavia”

14.00  Session 3

6. Debora Matos (King’s College London): “SephardiPal: Adapting DigiPal for 15th Century Hebrew Script and Decoration”
7. Florence Codine (Bibliothèque nationale de France): “TBA”
8. Simona Stoyanova (University of Leipzig and King’s College London): “Greek Province, Roman Sigma: Inscriptional Palaeography”

16.00   Session 4

9. Marc Smith (École Nationale des Chartes): “TBA”
10. Dauvit Broun (University of Glasgow): “Introducing the Models of Authority Project: Scottish Charters c.1100–c.1250”
11. Julia Crick (King’s College London): “Introducing the Exon Domesday Digitization Project: The Conqueror’s Commissioners”

17.30     Closing remarks

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