Toronto 2014 – Digitizing the Medieval Archive

Digitizing the Medieval Archive
An International Conference
Centre for Medieval Studies
University of Toronto March 27–29, 2014

Keynote speakers:
David Greetham (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Stephen G. Nichols (Johns Hopkins University)
Caroline Macé (KU Leuven)
Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia University Library)

As the question of how medievalists may work within a digital environment becomes an increasingly more widely discussed topic, we invite scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences to convene in Toronto to consider and discuss the possibilities of the digitized medieval archive. This conference sets out to explore ways in which medievalists might harness the vast, digital possibilities for a cross-institutional and interdisciplinary medieval archive. Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:

Implications of digital archives for the editing of medieval texts Methodologies and/or ideologies behind digital archivization The archivization of already existing digital databases
Digitized archives/collections as enabling or limiting research The digital (re)construction of medieval collections
Compilation and order of medieval texts
Textual forms / reading methods
Fluidity of the medieval text and the Internet
The digital conglomeration of visual and narrative data
Digital visualization of medieval documents, art and literature

Please submit a short C.V. and abstracts of 250 words to by October 1, 2013 for consideration.


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