CfP: Digital Approaches to Medieval Script and Image (Symposium @King's College, London)
22nd November 2012, King’s College London
The DigiPal team (http://digipal.eu/) are delighted to invite submissions for their second symposium at King's College London. This year's theme is the implications of the increasing reliance of the scholarly community upon digital images and technologies. Bringing together art historians, palaeographers, medievalists and the Digital Humanities, the symposium will share theoretical approaches and methodologies and, crucially, test prevalent assumptions.
How to propose a paper
Papers of 20 minutes in length are invited on any relevant aspect of digital approaches to the
representation of script and manuscript art. We would like to facilitate a wide-ranging debate
and so welcome submissions from scholars whose primary experience is not with digitising
images, or necessarily the medieval period.
Possible topics could include:
- the practical and theoretical consequences of the use of digital images
- the relevance of art historical theories to the digital representation of medieval manuscripts
- the problems and potentials presented by digital imaging technologies
- palaeographical method for ‘Digital’ and ‘Analogue’ palaeography
- reassessing the terminology used in manuscript studies and palaeography
- reports from projects that make use of digitised images
To propose a paper, please email a brief abstract (250 words max.) to digipal [at] kcl.ac.uk http://kcl.ac.uk/ .
The deadline for the receipt of submissions is 10.23pm on Friday 14th September 2012
Please note that it is our intention to collect selected papers from the symposium as part of a forthcoming publication and so you may wish to submit an abstract even if you can't attend. Several papers from last year's symposium are being edited as part of our forthcoming volume, "Digital Palaeography" (Ashgate).
Registration will officially open from Thursday 20th September, but if you'd like to pre-reserve
a place, then please let us know at your earliest convenience by emailing digipal [at] kcl.ac.uk http://kcl.ac.uk/ .