25 February 2019 from 12:00 to 13:00

UCMS lunch meeting: Seeing Medieval Manuscripts with Digital Eyes

The author of a manuscript at his writing desk. From the Roman de la Rose, 14th century / National Library of Wales

On Monday 25 February the third UCMS lunch meeting will take place, where Prof. Mariken Teeuwen (Middle Ages) will present her research under the title Seeing Medieval Manuscripts with Digital Eyes: New Developments that are Changing the Discipline. 

Prof. dr. Mariken Teeuwen
Prof. dr. Mariken Teeuwen

Seeing Medieval Manuscripts with Digital Eyes: New Developments that are Changing the Discipline

Since the digitization of medieval manuscript collections, more and more scholars have started thinking about the new possibilities for research that this has created. Software has been developed to change handwritten text into a computer readable one, to automatically analyze the lay-out of a page, to automatically classify scripts, to search for patterns across large datasets, et cetera. Projects have been set up to reconstruct historical libraries virtually, and to analyze the scribal activity of single writers. In this lecture, I would like to show some examples of these new digital projects, think about the problems and limits with which we have to deal, and speculate about future possibilities.

Practical information

Please bring your own lunch, the organisation will take care of drinks.

Start date and time
25 February 2019 12:00
End date and time
25 February 2019 13:00
Entrance fee
Free entrance