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Humanist Archives: Sept. 13, 2019, 6:32 a.m. Humanist 33.248 - events: medieval studies cfp; collecting & collections

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 248.
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    [1]    From: Georg Vogeler 
           Subject: Digital Medieval Studies @ IMC2020, CfP (59)

    [2]    From: Anna Marie Roos 
           Subject: Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives, 14-15 November 2019 (75)

        Date: 2019-09-12 09:27:43+00:00
        From: Georg Vogeler 
        Subject: Digital Medieval Studies @ IMC2020, CfP

Dear Medievalists,

Digital methods are by definition at the border of Medieval Studies.
This bold statement is primarily justified by the observation that the
application of digital methods is triggered by a research community
outside Medieval Studies, i.e. Computer Science and New Media Studies.
Therefore, in its interdisciplinary nature digital medieval studies is a
border-crossing discipline and breaks up traditionally developed
scholarly silos and institutional borders. The experimentation with and
application of new methods and technologies challenges traditional
perceptions and research approaches. Another kind of digital boarders
are "metadata borders". For example, digital cataloging standards create
unintended, and sometimes intended borders and boundaries, that prevent
data-sharing and linking.

In the light of this proposition the Digital Medievalist will take the
opportunity of next years' general IMC theme ("Borders") to discuss
cutting edge and "border-crossing" digital methods and technologies
and/or borders and boundaries caused by digital methods. Topics may
include current research in machine learning, computer vision, 3D
modeling, IIIF, multispectral imaging, Handwritten Text Recognition,
Linked Data and distant reading, etc. Machine learning, for instance,
poses specific problems for Medieval Studies, as its success depends on
the availability, findability, reusability, and accessibility of large
amounts of data. Similar issues exist with the application of other
digital methods to medieval material and the session(s) "Digital Borders
of Medieval Studies" will be the place to present and discuss them.

The Digital Medievalist community invites the submission of proposals
for 20-minutes papers covering a topic relating to the session title and
focusing on the application of digital methods and technologies for
current and future research in the field of Medieval Studies.

Please send your proposal (300 Words incl. a short CV) to
dm.imc2020@gmail.com by Sept. 15th.

Prof. Dr. Georg Vogeler

Professur für Digital Humanities -
Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung
Universität Graz
A-8010 Graz | Elisabethstraße 59/III
Tel. +43 316 380 8033
(https://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at/) - (http://gams.uni-graz.at/)

Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik e.V. (https://www.i-d-e.de/)
International Center for Archival Research ICARus
Digital Medievalist (https://digitalmedievalist.wordpress.com/)

        Date: 2019-09-11 14:00:22+00:00
        From: Anna Marie Roos 
        Subject: Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives, 14-15 November 2019

Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives

The Royal Society
  6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

14-15 November 2019

The shift from the  disordered Kunstkammer or curiosity cabinet of the
Renaissance to the ordered Enlightenment museum is well known. What has
to be explored fully is the process through which this transformation
occurred. Collective Wisdom, funded by an AHRC International Networking
Grant, explores how and why members of the Royal Society, the Society of
Antiquaries of London and the Leopoldina (in Halle, Germany) collected
specimens of the natural world, art, and archaeology in the 17th and
18th centuries.

In three international workshops, we are analysing the connections
between these scholarly organisations, natural philosophy, and
antiquarianism, and to what extent these networks shaped the formation
of early museums and their categorisation of knowledge.

Workshop III, concerning the afterlives, use and reconstruction of early
modern collections is designed to benefit scholars interested in digital

We will explore digital approaches to survey collections over time,
assisted by the Royal Society-Google Cultural Institute partnership. How
can we data-mine and use tools to integrate extant databases? How did
the norms of early modern academies of scientific journal publication,
priority of discovery and ‘matters of fact’ shape the organisation of
knowledge? How do we consider those early modern models in digital
reconstructions of early collecting?

Speakers include:

Min Chen (Oxford), Mary-Ann Constantine (Wales), Natasha David (Google),
Michelle DiMeo (Hagley), Louisianne Ferlier (The Royal Society), Rainer
Godel (Leopoldina), Rob Iliffe (Oxford),  Neil Johnston (TNA), Suhair
Khan (Google), Nigel Leask (Glasgow),  Miranda Lewis (Oxford), Alice
Marples (Oxford), Alessio Mattana (Turin),  Brent Nelson (Saskatchewan),
Julianne Nyhan (UCL), Torsten Roeder (Leopoldina), Anna Marie Roos
(Lincoln), Giacomo Savani (University College Dublin), Cornelis Schilt
(Oxford), Tom Scott (Wellcome), Aron Sterk (Lincoln), Matthew Symonds

£100 registration fee, full (includes lunches, coffees and music concert)

£50 registration fee, students and concessions (includes lunches,
coffees and music concert)

Registration, programme, and abstracts:


Free registration for music concert following the workshop


For more information about the Collective Wisdom project see


Anna Marie Roos (PI)
Vera Keller (Co-I)

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