Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World
Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World
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Introduction Matthew Evan Davis, Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel, and Ece Turnator Statistical Analysis and the Boundaries of the Genre of Old English Prayer William H. Smith and Charles L. Butler if ( not "Quantize, Click, and Conclude" ) {Digital Methods In Medieval Studies} Katayoun Torabi Project Paradise: A Geo-Temporal Exhibit of the Hereford Map and The Book of John Mandeville Alexandra Bolintineau Ghastly Vignettes: Pierce the Ploughman’s Crede, the Ghost of Shakespeare’s Blackfriars, and the Future of the Digital Past James Knowles Content is not Context: Radical Transparency and the Acknowledgement of Informational Palimpsests in Online Display Matthew Evan Davis Encoding and Decoding Machaut Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel Of Dinosaurs and Dwarves: Moving on from mouvance in Digital Editions Timothy L. Stinson Adam Scriveyn in Cyberspace: Loss, Labour, Ideology, and Infrastructure in Interoperable Reuse of Digital Manuscript Metadata Bridget Whearty Digital Representations of the Provenance of Medieval Manuscripts Toby Burrows Bridging the Gap: Managing a Digital Medieval Initiative Across Disciplines and Institutions Joseph Koivisto, Lilla Kopár, and Nancy L. Wicker

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.

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.