DigiPal Launch Party

Date: Tuesday 7th October 2014
Time: 5.45pm until the wine runs out
Venue: Council Room, King’s College London, Strand WC2R 2LS
Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval studies, KCL
Register your place at http://digipallaunch.eventbrite.co.uk 

After four years, the DigiPal project is finally coming to an end. To celebrate this, we are having a launch party at King’s College London on Tuesday, 7 October. The programme is as follows:

  • Welcome: Stewart Brookes and Peter Stokes
  • Giancarlo Buomprisco: “Shedding Some Light(box) on Medieval Manuscripts”
  • Elaine Treharne (via Skype)
  • Donald Scragg: “Beyond DigiPal”
  • Q & A with the DigiPal team

If you’re in the area then do register and come along for the talks and a free drink (or two) in celebration. Registration is free but is required to manage numbers and ensure that we have enough drink and nibbles to go around.

If you’re not familiar with DigiPal already, we have been been developing new methods for the analysis of medieval handwriting. There’s much more detail about the project on our website, including one post of the DigiPal project blog which summarises the website and its functionality. Quoting from that, you can:

 Do have a look at the site and let us know what you think. And – just as importantly – do come and have a drink on us if you are in London on Tuesday!

The DigiPal Team

Hildemar Project

Homepage

http://www.hildemar.org/

Description

The Hildemar Project is a collaborative translation project of Hildemar of Corbie’s Expositio in Regulam Sancti Benedicti, a 650 pages long sentence-by-sentence commentary to the Rule of Benedict.

The website presents the Latin text in the edition of Ruppert Mittermüller (Regensburg 1880) along with an English translation. The task of translating this work is shared by a group of about 50 classicists and medieval scholars. List of contributors.

The text will contain hyperlinks to other versions of the commentary and to digized manuscripts. The page contains a bibliography on Hildemar of Corbie and a discussion forum. The purpose of this project is to make Hildemar’s Commenatary, a key text for the history of monasticism, accessible to scholars and students. The presentation will facilitate students with very little knowledge of Latin to work with the original text and to do manuscript studies.

 

Keywords

  • Languages: Latin, English
  • Countries: Germany, Italy
  • Dates: 9th century
  • Names: Hildemar of Corbie, Ps.-Basil, Ps.-Paul the Deacon
  • Disciplines (history, linguistics, literature, paleography…): Medieval History, Monastic Stduies, Manuscript Studies

Links and references

Team

Contact

Albrecht Diem

Queste del saint Graal

Homepage

Description

Interactive online digital edition of La Queste del Saint Graal (Quest for the Holy Grail), manuscript Lyon, BM. p.a. 77.

This is a prototype edition based on the TXM platform. It allows visualizing manuscript images, several layers of transcription and translation into modern French. Integrated search engine makes it possible to build concordances of word forms and morphological categories. Editorial principles are explained in a detailed introduction.

Keywords

  • Languages: Old French
  • Dates: 13th century

Links and references

Team

Institution

École normale supérieure de Lyon and ICAR research laboratory

Contact

Alexei Lavrentiev