Dear digital medievalists,
We are very pleased to announce the publication of our latest article:
Two graphical models for the analysis and comparison of cartularies
by Julio Escalona, Cristina Jular Pérez-Alfaro and Anna Bellettini
This paper presents and discusses two of a number of methods for the computer-aided analysis of cartularies that are currently under development at the Instituto de Historia – CSIC. The first one, which we call the Order/Date Model, is oriented to the integral visualization and analysis of an individual cartulary as a project. The second, which we call the Order/Order Model, is applied to pairs of cartularies that share at least part of their contents, and is aimed at revealing to what extent the most recent one made use of the oldest. Our method is based upon a relational database that stores all the information about the cartularies and a number of statistical graphs that generate a two-dimensional grid (the Order/Date or the Order/Order grids) upon which additional variables can be displayed. Our method draws on traditional codicological and palaeographical methods of analysis, but it represents a significant development, as it allows to visualize in an intuitive way very complex phenomena that are otherwise hard to grasp or difficult to analyze manually.
You can read the full paper at: http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/journal/10/escalona/
We have the pleasure of announcing the results from the DM elections 2016.
The tally for Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections (term 2016-2018) has been computed and released:
Digital Medievalist Executive Board Elections 2016 – Tally
As two candidates collected the same number of votes, the outgoing Board unanimously decided to co-opt a ninth member for the nearest term.
In alphabetical order the elected members of the community to the Board are:
- Alberto Campagnolo
- Franz Fischer
- Mike Kestemont
- Lynn Ransom
- Georg Vogeler
We would like to thank the other candidates for standing and providing us with an outstandingly rich choice. Thank you for your participation!
Best wishes to the new DM board, and the DM community as a whole,
Alexei and Emiliano
Election URL (accessible to the voters):
Who would you like to elect as members of the Executive Board of Digital Medievalist for the 2016-2018 term? (Candidates are listed in alphabtical order of their surnames)
Voting for the DM board 2016-2018 OPENS NOW until TUE 12 July 2016, 23:59 GMT.
To vote in the election you must be one of the subscribers to the Digital Medievalist mailing list, <dm-l at uleth.ca> (Follow <https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/mailing-list/> to join). To vote, use the link and the voting token that have been sent to the email address that you have used to register to DM.
Board positions are for two year terms and incumbents may be re-elected. Members of the board are responsible for the overall direction of the organisation and leading the Digital Medievalist’s many projects and programmes. This is a working board and candidates should be willing and able to commit time to helping Digital Medievalist undertake some of its activities (such as hands on copy-editing of its journal).
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If you have not received your voting link and token, please, email the returning officers directly at alexei.lavrentev [at] ens-lyon.fr or emiliano.degli.innocenti [at] gmail.com.
2016-2018 CANDIDATES (in alphabetical order by surname):
I’m a trained medievalist with a specialisation in historical auxiliary sciences. I did my PhD on late medieval tax administration records and my habilitation on the use of the charters of Emperor Frederic II in Italy.
Meanwhile I got intreagued with digital methods, started the Charters Encoding Initiative (http://www.cei.lmu.de), contributed to the technical development of largest charter portal monasterium.net (http://www.monasterium.net, http://github.com/icaruseu/mom-ca), became member of the Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik (http://www.i-d-e.de) and engaged in other fields of digital methods in medieval studies. Finally I ended up as chair for Digital Humanities at the Centre for Information Modelling at Graz University and member of the board of the digital medievalist. In the DM board I try to support those in the front line from the background. If reelected this would not change. But I would hope and try to put effort into, that the DM community can broaden its self perception from people being subscribed to a mailing list to enthusiasts of digital tools applied to medieval studies who are engaged in lots of activities: social media, scholarly publications, conferences, research projects.