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:
- Search for manuscripts and charters, scribes, scribal hands, and graphs (images of letter-forms).
- Explore a faceted search of manuscripts and charters, images, scribes hands and graphs (this is still in ‘beta’).
- Browse images of over 800 manuscript pages and charters.
- Read descriptions of manuscripts, charters, and scribal hands.
- See images of manuscript and charter pages marked up with palaeographical annotations.
- Form collections of images, whether of complete pages or of individual images, saving them to your browser or desktop, or sharing them via Twitter, e-mail, or whatever else you prefer. See, for instance, my collection of the letter b written by the famous scribe Eadwig Basan.
- Once you have a collection then you can send it to the Lightbox, which allows you to manipulate your images in various ways (resizing, rotating, overlaying, comparing and so on), where you can again share, download and so on. See, for instance, the collection of Eadwig’s bs.
- Download our framework from our open-source repository on GitHub.
- Connect your software directly to the DigiPal data using our API (preliminary documentation is available on GitHub) which in turn allows custom searches like this display of images associated with a particular hand. (Remember, this is not designed for human consumption!)
- We don’t use these in DigiPal, but the framework also has a component for generating maps and timelines of your data which some associated projects are using.
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
Recently a digital edition has been completed of the registers made by the clerks of the counts of Holland and Zeeland in the first half of the fourteenth century. This concerns 25 volumes, together counting some 2000 pages, in which mainly charters issued by the count were registered, but also other documents. In this publication, made by J.W.J. Burgers, one finds not only the edition of all 3515 texts, written in Dutch, Latin or French, but also a complete set of images of the registers.
Posted by: Jan Burgers (email@example.com).
The inaugural edition of the Guide to Evagrius Ponticus, a digital-only, peer-reviewed reference work about the fourth-century monastic theologian, has been released. Updated quarterly, it provides definitive, integrated lists of Evagrius’s works, of editions and translations of those works, and of studies related to his life and thought. The Guide also includes a sourcebook of key ancient testimonies to Evagrius and his reception, in English translation, as well as a checklist of images from the ancient world.
The Guide takes relatively new approaches to open-access academic publishing in the digital humanities, and so is anticipated to develop over the coming years. Future editions will include a manuscript checklist, images of manuscripts, transcriptions of those manuscripts, and open-source critical editions of Evagrius’s writings.
Posted by: Joel Kalvesmaki (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I am most pleased to announce the appearance of the first issue of the Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies Newsletter (ISSN 2078-3841).
The Newsletter can be downloaded from http://www1.uni-hamburg.de/COMST/COMSt_Newsletter_1_2011.pdf.
From now on, the Newsletter will be appearing in regular installments: the editors are hoping that the second issue can be finalized and published this fall, making it a semi-annual publication.
Please contact us if you or your institution would like to have a printed copy of the issue. And do feel free to join the COMSt virtual network – and to suggest contributions for the forthcoming Newsletter issues.
With my very best regards, and wishing you all an enjoyable read,
Evgenia Sokolinskaia (Coordinator COMSt)
Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
Posted by: Evgenia Sokolinskaia (email@example.com).
Forwarded from Humanist:
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2011 18:37:10 +0100
From: Albert Lloret
Subject: Digital Philology – Call for Submissions
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
Call for Submissions
Digital Philology is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. Digital Philology also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.
Digital Philology will have two issues per year, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
One of the issues will be open to all submissions, while the other one will be guest-edited and revolve around a thematic axis.
Contributions may take the form of a scholarly essay or focus on the study of a particular manuscript. Articles must be written in English, follow the 3rd edition (2008) of the MLA style manual, and be between 5,000 and 9,000 words in length, including footnotes and list of works cited. Quotations in the main text in languages other than English should appear along with their English translation.
Digital Philology welcomes submissions for the 2012 and 2013 open issues. Inquiries and submissions (as a Word document attachment) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to the Editor (Albert Lloret) and Managing Editor (Jeanette Patterson). Digital Philology will also publish reviews of books and digital projects.
Correspondence regarding digital projects and publications for review may be addressed to Timothy Stinson at email@example.com.
Tracy Adams (Auckland University)
Benjamin Albritton (Stanford University)
Nadia R. Altschul (Johns Hopkins University)
R. Howard Bloch (Yale University)
Kevin Brownlee (University of Pennsylvania)
Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet (Université Paris Sorbonne – Paris IV) Suzanne Conklin Akbari (University of Toronto)
Lucie Dolezalova (Charles University, Prague)
Alexandra Gillespie (University of Toronto)
Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University)
Daniel Heller-Roazen (Princeton University)
Sharon Kinoshita (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Joachim Küpper (Freie University of Berlin)
Deborah McGrady (University of Virginia)
Christine McWebb (University of Waterloo)
Stephen G. Nichols (Johns Hopkins University)
Timothy Stinson (North Carolina State University)
Lori Walters (Florida State University)
Posted by: Dot Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org).