Congreso Humanidades Digitales: Miradas hacia la Edad Media

Upcoming Conference announcement (in Spanish)

Estimadas/os compañeras/os,
Tenemos el placer de presentar el Congreso Internacional de la Red de Estudios Medievales Interdisciplinares Humanidades Digitales: miradas hacia la Edad Media que se celebrará del 9 al 11 de octubre de 2017, en la Facultad de Filología de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. El evento tiene como propósito crear un espacio propicio para la exposición, reflexión, diálogo y debate entre investigadores especializados o interesados en el medievalismo y las HD.

Tendrán cabida todas aquellas propuestas de carácter transversal y multidisciplinar, que combinen una o varias áreas de la medievalística (Filología, Arte, Historia, Filosofía, Música…) con las HD. Entre las posibles líneas temáticas, se acogerán comunicaciones sobre:

– Métodos y herramientas al servicio de los Estudios Medievales
– Las HD y la interdisciplinariedad en el campo de los Estudios Medievales
– Patrimonio europeo medieval digital. Nuevas formas y nuevos caminos
– Presentación de corpora, repertorios y bases de datos (Edad Media)
– Ediciones digitales de obras medievales
– ¿Hay futuro para las Humanidades fuera de las HD? Reflexiones sobre el presente y el futuro de los Estudios Medievales

Toda la información actualizada podrá consultarse en la web oficial , y cualquier consulta podrá dirigirse al correo electrónico medievodixital(AT)

Con esta llamada queremos invitaros a participar enviando vuestras propuestas de comunicación antes del 31 de mayo a través del formulario que figura en la citada página.

Rogamos vuestra colaboración en la difusión de esta actividad y quedamos a vuestra disposición.
Comité organizador


View and download the conference flyer HERE.

The Normans in the South

Mediterranean Meetings in the Central Middle Ages
Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July, 2017
St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

[PDF flyer HERE]

By some accounts, 1017 marked the advent of the Norman presence in Italy and Sicily, inaugurating a new era of invasion, interaction and integration in the Mediterranean. Whether or not we decide the millennial anniversary is significant, the moment offers an ideal opportunity to explore the story in the south, about a thousand years ago. To what extent did the Normans establish a cross-cultural empire? What can we learn by comparing the impact of the Norman presence in different parts of Europe? What insights are discoverable in comparing local histories of Italy and Sicily with broader historical ideas about transformation, empire and exchange? The conference draws together established, early-career and post-graduate scholars for a joint investigation of the Normans in the South, to explore together the many meetings of cultural, political and religious ideas in the Mediterranean in the central Middle Ages.

The three-day conference features 80 speakers from around the world, and three parallel strands of sessions: ‘Conquest and Culture’, ‘Art and Architecture’ and ‘Power and Politics’.

Secure your place: register by 31 May 2017 at:

Meal bookings optional; conference dinner places limited; early booking strongly recommended.

Conference Website and Programme

Keynote Speakers

Professor Graham Loud (University of Leeds)
Professor Jeremy Johns (University of Oxford)
Professor Sandro Carocci (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’)

featuring a short highlight talk by
Professor David Abulafia (University of Cambridge)


Please contact the conference organizer:
Dr Emily A. Winkler (emily.winkler(AT)


The Haskins Society
St Edmund Hall, Oxford
The John Fell OUP Fund (Oxford)
The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East
The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH)

Two graphical models for the analysis and comparison of cartularies

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:

Digital Medievalist Survey

Hey Digital Medievalists!

We need your help.

In order to better understand what you are looking for as a member of the Digital Medievalist community, the DM Executive Board invites you to complete a survey to help us better understand your interests and the expectations. The results of the survey will help us shape community priorities as we prepare a new strategic vision for the community.

Please use the following link to participate in the survey:

*Note*: This survey has already been issued during the executive board election last July. If you have already completed the survey, your answers have been saved and we award you a virtual gold star for your effort and support. You do not need to fill it out again.

Thank you!

The Digital Medievalist Executive Board:
Alberto Campagnolo, President
Emiliano Degl’Innocenti
Greta Franzini
Els De Paermentier
Franz Fischer
Mike Kestemont
Lynn Ransom
Dominique Stutzmann
Georg Vogeler

Monasteries in the Digital Humanities: International Conference

Monasteries in the Digital Humanities
Kraków-Tyniec, Benedictine Abbey, 13–16 September 2017

The conference is organised by the Friends of History Society in Wrocław, Branch of the Polish Historical Society, in collaboration with the Institute of History, University of Wrocław, Institute of History, University of Opole, and the Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec.


  1. Presentation of the history of monasteries and religious orders on the internet (monasticons, portals and blogs, websites, databases, maps etc.).
  2. Digital reconstruction of former monasteries, virtual monastery libraries, utility rooms in monasteries etc.
  3. Digitisation of the written legacy of monasteries.
  4. Creation of platforms providing information and bringing together scholars researching monasteries.
  5. Dissemination of knowledge of monasteries and religious orders online.
  6. Possibilities of creating an online monasticon encompassing monasteries located both in Europe (including Poland) and other parts of the world.
  7. Digital tools and resources in humanities research. Problems – solutions – proposals.

Please send us the proposed titles of your full papers (up to 20 min.) and short communication papers (up to 10 min.) to: derwich(at)gmail(dot)com before 15 November 2016.

The languages of the conference will be generally international conference languages. However, we may organise separate sections devoted to Polish topics.

We plan to publish a volume of conference proceedings.
The conference fee is PLN 200 (EUR 50).

We will provide full board and accommodation for participants from outside Poland and will reimburse their travel expenses. Polish participants will cover the cost of accommodation, but will receive fees for preparing their papers (approx. PLN 500).
At the end of the conference, on 16 September, we will organise a tour of Kraków monasteries.

Yours sincerely,
Prof Dr Hab. Marek Derwich
Monika Michalska