Digital Humanities Congress

Digital Humanities Congress

Date: 6 – 8 September 2012

Location: University of Sheffield

The first Biannual Digital Humanities Congress was organized by The University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute with the support of the Network of Expert Centres and Centernet (

The HRI defines the DH as: ‘the use of technology within arts, heritage and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination’.

The keynote speakers were:

  • Professor Andrew Prescott (Head of Department, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London)
  • Professor Lorna Hughes (University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections at the National Library of Wales)
  • Professor Philip Ethington (Professor of History and Political Science, University of Southern California and Co-Director of the USC Center for Transformative Scholarship)

Papers on Medieval Topics

  • Takako Kato (De Montfort University), ‘Transcribing incipits and explicits in TEI-XML’
  • Bill Endres (University of Kentucky), ‘More than Meets the Eye: Going 3D with an Early Medieval Manuscript’
  • Guillaume Sarah and Florence Codine (CNRS, France), ‘Transcribing early medieval epigraphy in the digital age’
  • Ségolène M. Tarte (University of Oxford), ‘Cognitive Insights in Interpretation Building: Tailoring Software to Expert Practices’
  • Elisabeth Salter (Aberystwyth University), ‘In the mind’s eye: reflections on generating reader experience c 1350 – 1600’

You can download the programme and all the abstracts from: