Amsterdam University Press
Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World
Title
Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World
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€ 95,00
ISBN
9781641891929
Binding
Hardback
Number of pages
284
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23.4 x 15.6 cm
Discipline
History
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Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World

This book looks at the intersection between medieval studies and digital humanities, confronting how medievalists negotiate the "virtual divide" between the cultural artefacts that they study and the digital means by which they address those artefacts. The essays come from medievalists who have created digital resources or applied digital tools and methodologies in their scholarship. Text encoding and analysis, data modeling and provenance, and 3D design are all discussed as they apply to western European medieval literature, history, art history, and architecture.

The volume examines the importance of combining the use of digital tools and methodologies with traditional close reading techniques and explores the physicality of the medieval manuscript and its digital analogue. Within the framework of digital humanities the book covers a host of significant issues that the academy and GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) institutions face together, such as differences in models of information organization, metadata standards, and the "lossiness" of the connections between those standards.

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Editors

Matthew Davis

Matthew Evan Davis is the technical editor for the Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive and the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, editor of the Minor Works of John Lydgate Virtual Archive, and technical advisor for the Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance.

Tamsyn Mahony-Steel

Tamsyn Rose-Steel is CLIR/Mellon Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Ece Turnator

Ece Turnator is the medieval archivist and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.