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Humanist Archives: Nov. 25, 2019, 9:31 a.m. Humanist 33.438 - events: beyond digitisation: mss studies (London)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 438.
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        Date: 2019-11-24 10:59:48+00:00
        From: cornelisvanlit@gmail.com
        Subject: Beyond digitization: an exciting discussion in London on December 18

Beyond Digitization : the Emergence of Digital Manuscript Studies

Manuscripts have been digitized by the thousands... but, now what?
Although many scholars have been making good use of digitized manuscripts
for ordinary philological purposes, there is much more that can be done
with them.

In this talk, Dr Cornelis van Lit (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
will highlight some use cases, drawing from
his new book "Among Digitized Manuscripts: Philology, Codicology,
Paleography in a Digital World" (www.lwcvl.com/Among).

While Dr van Lit derives his examples from his own field of Islamic studies,
the same approach remains applicable to any research in the humanities, in
which there is no access to the material manuscript, nor to the plain text, 
but only to images of text. Dr van Lit will project us in a future, 
when we will not even depend anymore on the manuscript digital surrogates 
but merely want the data and metadata of those "born-digital manuscripts".

Curious about the physical manuscripts themselves?

There will be an exclusive opportunity for the event's attendees to view
a selection of the SOAS manuscripts from the Islamicate world in the Library 
Special Collections Reading Room (SCRR, Level F) after the talk.

Places being limited, they will be attributed on first-come, first-served
basis.A sign-up sheet will be available on the day.

4.00pm-5.30pm, Wednesday 18 December 2019
Room RG01, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell
Square, London WC1H 0XG.

This lecture is free to attend but booking is required at

For further information, contact Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb (da4@soas.ac.uk /

Dr. L. W. Cornelis van Lit, O.P.
Postdoctoral Researcher Utrecht University
Academic Portfolio (http://www.lwcvl.com)

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