2022-2023 – Events Sponsored by Digital Medievalist


International Medieval Congress 2023, University of Leeds

Podcasts, Blogs, and Video Essays: Digital Medieval Studies for the Masses? A Round Table Discussion – 7pm, Monday 3 July 2022

Session Abstract: Digital medieval studies as a subfield of digital humanities is characterised by various disciplines as well as a high number of international collaborations, and is populated by scholars with different educational backgrounds: from scholars trained as medievalists who implemented digital components only during their postgrad studies to scholars that approached medieval studies through their technical skills. This development in medieval studies inspires different approaches of communication between scholars and towards the public, like podcasts, blog posts, and video essays. This round table discussion brings together scholars from this domain to discuss their own experiences with the above mentioned formats. How has this changed their own views on scholarship and scientific outreach? How can scholars benefit from participating in those formats in terms of public outreach and network building? Does the digital turn in medieval studies result in an emerging importance of public outreach and science communication for both traditional scholarship and digital humanities?

Participants include Tessa Gengnagel (Universität zu Köln) | James B. Harr (North Carolina State University) | Aylin Malcolm (University of Pennsylvania). Sponsor: Coding Codices

Session Organiser and Moderator: Hannah Busch, Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences, Amsterdam

Something Old, Something New: Digital Visions of the Manuscript Contexts of Early Medieval English: A Round Table Discussion  –  7pm, Tuesday 4 July 2022

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Digital Medievalist (https://digitalmedievalist.org/), this round table interrogates the need for up-to-date editions, catalogues and on-line resources to act as our support and guide when IIIF-ing and ‘turning the pages’ of digital surrogates. Expect a heady mix of Digital Humanities, TEI, overviews of some exciting in-progress projects and maybe even the critiquing of the odd library catalogue or two. And then we’ll open up the discussion to discover what you’d most like to see! Newcomers to Digital Humanities are especially welcome to join the discussion!

Participants: Elaine Treharne (Stanford University) | Martin Foys (University of Wisconsin-Madison) | Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (Linacre College, Oxford) | Stewart J. Brookes (Bodleian Library, Oxford)

Organiser: Stewart J. Brookes (Bodleian Library, Oxford) | Moderator: N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (University of Leeds)

New Tools and Methods in Digital Medieval Studies: A Round Table Discussion – 7pm, Wednesday 5 July 2022

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of Digital Medievalist (https://digitalmedievalist.org/), this round table considers developments in the field of digital medieval studies by bringing together users and creators of new tools and methods. These include the Edition Visualisation Technology (http://evt.labcd.unipi.it), theCorpus Kalendarium Database (http://www.cokldb.org), VC Editor(https://viscoll.org), Archetype (https://archetype.ink), and a broader discussion on possibilities provided by digital solutions as well as open source and open access initiatives. Newcomers to digital humanities are especially welcome to join the discussion.

Participants: Elisabetta Magnanti (Universität Wien) | Aaron Macks (Harvard University) | Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) | Jan Odstrčilík (Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften) | Stewart J.Brookes (Bodleian Library, Oxford)

Organiser: N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (University of Leeds) | Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (Linacre College, Oxford) | Moderator: Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America)

International Medieval Congress 2023 hosted by the University of Leeds, draws medievalists from over 60 countries, with more than 2,000 individual papers as well as public concerts, performances, excursions, bookfairs and more, the International Medieval Congress (IMC) is Europe’s largest forum for sharing ideas in medieval studies. The Congress will take place from Monday 3 July to Thursday 6 July 2023, presented both in-person and virtually. The special thematic focus the Congress will be ‘Networks & Entanglements’. Consult the Programme for an overview of sessions. For registration information link here.

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University

Medieval Digital Humanities: How to Get Started (A Workshop) – 10am, Thursday 11 May 2023

With the newfound digital proficiencies among medievalists, this workshop will introduce digital humanities strategies to those interested in computer-based methodologies for teaching and research. The workshop will feature members of the Digital Medievalist organization, and cover topics such as data visualization, network analysis, linked open data, data modelling and geographic information system (GIS) mapping.

Organizer: N. Kıvılcım Yavuz | Presider: Ben Albritton (Stanford University) | Workshop leaders: Kalani Craig (NetCreate) | Laura Morreale (Recogito) | Stewart J. Brookes (Archetype.ink) | Tobias Hodel (Ad Fontes)

58th International Congress on Medieval Studies hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, is an annual gathering of thousands of scholars interested in medieval studies. It takes place in a hybrid format Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13, 2023. Consult the Quick Guide to the program for an overview of the dates, times and modalities of sessions, gatherings, and meetings.


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Quo Vadis: Digital Mapping and Medieval Studies Today

Date: Thursday, 6 October 2022, 12:00pm to 2:30pm
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Location: Zoom virtual webinar

Registration: Complete this on-line form

Sponsored by Digital Medievalist and Harvard University Standing Committee on Medieval Studies