Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World

A collection of essays examining 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.

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Matthew Evan Davis

Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel

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.

Contents

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