Digital Diplomatics 2013, Paris 14-16 Nov

Dealing with documents in a computerized age opens the interpretation of what "diplomatics" could be. The third edition of the "Digital Diplomatics" conference, to be held in Paris, Nov. 14-16, 2013 at the new building of the Archives Nationales de France asks therefore

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20. International Workshop on Automatic Pattern Recognition and Historical Handwriting Analysis

The number of historical documents that are in digital form has dramatically increased during the last five to ten years. Consequently, there has also been a significant growth in the development of computerized tools for supporting the analysis of such documents. The goal of this symposium is to bring together the world’s leading experts on historical document analysis from a diverse set of fields, such as Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Medieval History and Auxiliary Sciences of History.

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InScribe: Palaeography Learning materials, a new online training platform

Medievalists have always found it difficult to interact with primary sources from their period of study due to a lack of training in palaeography (and manuscript studies), that is to say, the reading and understanding of ancient documents. This course provides scholars and the general public interested in medieval books and documents with online training on the diverse areas found within palaeography. Topics covered include general palaeography, the history of medieval scripts, diplomatic, codicology and illumination.

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I Congreso de Investigadores Noveles en Ciencias Documentales: Funciones y prácticas de la escritura

En la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, del 26 al 28 de Noviembre de 2013, "este Congreso pretende aunar las experiencias generadas alrededor de ese objeto mágico e inmortal que es la escritura"

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