Methods and means for digital analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts

Colloque "Methods and means for digital analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts" (KU Leuven, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, Brussels, 2-3 avril 2012)

2012-03-07 -

Registration is now open for the workshop "Methods and means for digital analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts", to be held at the KU Leuven and the Royal Flemish Academy in Brussels on 2-3 April 2012.

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes pour l'atelier "Methods and means for digital analysis of ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts" à la KU Leuven et à l'Académie royale flamande de Belgique à Bruxelles les 2 et 3 avril 2012.

This workshop aims at mapping the various ways in which digital tools can help and, indeed, change our scholarly work on “pre-modern” texts, more precisely our means of analyzing the interrelationships between manuscripts and texts produced in the pre-modern era. This includes the history of textual traditions in a very broad sense, encompassing several fields of research, such as book history, stemmatology, research on textual sources, tracing of borrowings and influences between texts, etc.

Workshop programme:

2 April 2012 - Faculty Club, Leuven

9.00 - 9.30: Coffee and registration
9.30 - 10.00: Welcome (Frederik Truyen) + Introduction by the organizers (C. Macé / T. Andrews)
10.00 - 11.30: Codicology and Palaeography | Chair: Juan Garcès.

Rabin, Ira - Ink identification to accompany digitization of the manuscripts.
Castro Correa, Ainoa - The application of digital tools in the study of Visigothic script in Galicia.
Birnbaum, David - Quantitative Codicology: An analysis of the formal descriptions of medieval Slavic miscellany manuscripts.

12.00 - 13.00: Catalogues and Descriptions | Chair: Torsten Schaßan.

Andrist, Patrick - Electronic catalogues of ancient manuscripts: between the wishes of the libraries and the needs of manuscript science.
Deckers, Daniel - Evaluating the added value of deeply tagged scholarly manuscript descriptions.

14.30 - 15.30: Tradition and Genealogy I | Chair: Tara Andrews

Cafiero, Florian / Camps, Jean-Baptiste - Genealogy of Medieval Translations? The Case of the Chanson d’Otinel.
Roelli, Philipp - Petrus Alfonsi or on the mutual benefit of traditional and computerised stemmatology.

16.00 - 17.30: Style and Statistics | Chair: Aurélien Berra

Hoenen, Armin - Letter similarity and ancient manuscripts - the meaning of vowel/consonant awareness.
van Dalen-Oskam, Karina - Authors, Scribes, and Scholars. Untangling the knot with computational help.
Kestemont, Mike / Schepers, Kees - Stylometric Explorations of the Implied Dual Authorship in the Epistolae duorum amantium.
18.00 - 18.45: Discussion session: Should textual scholarship be fully digital? | discussion prepared and led by Joris van Zundert


3 April 2012 - KVAB, Brussels

9.30 - 10.00: Welcome (Dirk Van Hulle) + Introduction by the organizers (C. Macé / T. Andrews)
10.00 - 11.30: Primary Sources | Chair: Thomas Crombez.

Luján, Eugenio / Orduña, Eduardo - Implementing a database for the analysis of ancient inscriptions: the Hesperia electronic corpus of Palaeohispanic inscriptions.
Togni, Nadia - BIBLION: A data processing system for the analysis of medieval manuscripts.

Crostini, Barbara - An on-line edition of MS Vat. gr. 752 (d. 1059).

12.00 - 13.00: Tradition and Genealogy I | Chair: Joris van Zundert.

Alberto Cantera - The problems of the transmission of the Avesta and the tools for Avestan text criticism.
Tuomas Heikkilä / Teemu Roos - Tracing the medieval readers of Vita et miracula s. Symeonis Treverensis.

14.00 - 15.00: Inter-textual Analysis I | Chair: Caroline Macé.

Tupman, Charlotte - Sharing Ancient Wisdoms: developing structures for tracking cultural dynamics.
Rubenson, Samuel - A database of the Apophthegmata Patrum.

15.30-16.30 Inter-textual Analysis II | Chair: Tuomas Heikkilä.

Spinazzè, Linda - Intertextual research with digital variants in Musisque Deoque: a case study.
Romanov, Maxim - Public preaching in the Muslim World (900-1350 AD).
16.30 - 17.15: Discussion session: How many types of "textual scholarship" (new, old, historical, artefactual, genetic...)? | discussion prepared and led by Caroline Macé
Closing of the workshop by the organizers (C. Macé / T. Andrews)

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