Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture

Edited by Brent Nelson, Melissa Terras

Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture

Edited by Brent Nelson, Melissa Terras

Distributed for Iter Press

497 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780866984744 Published September 2012
Digital technologies are changing the way in which we can understand and analyse history and its associated artefacts. The aim of this book is to encapsulate the potential that digital technologies pose for medieval material culture, providing examples of leading projects worldwide which are enabling new forms of research in this area. The text aims to provide a broad overview of the type of tools now used by historians—such as text encoding, digitization, and visualization—and juxtaposing these with core concerns from historians investigating particular research questions. It draws together a key body of research in this area, demonstrating how digital tools and techniques can aid in changing our understanding of the past.
Contents
Introduction
Brent Nelson and Melissa Terras . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Beyond Remediation: The Role of Textual Studies in Implementing New
Knowledge Environments
Alan Galey, Richard Cunningham, Brent Nelson, Ray Siemens, and Paul
Werstine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
The Materiality of Markup and the Text Encoding Initiative
James Cummings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
More than was Dreamt of in Our Philosophy: Encoding Hamlet for the
Shakespeare Quartos Archive
Judith Siefring and Pip Willcox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Digitizing Non-Linear Texts in TEI P5: The Case of the Early Modern Reversed
Manuscript
Angus Vine and Sebastiaan Verweij . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Palaeography and the “Virtual Library” of Manuscripts
Peter A. Stokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
A Probabilistic Analysis of a Middle English Text
Jacob Thaisen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
The Digitization of Bookbindings
Athanasios Velios and Nicholas Pickwoad . . . . . . . . . . 201
Digitizing Collection, Composition, and Product: Tracking the Work of Little
Gidding
Paul Dyck and Ryan Rempel, with Stuart Williams . . . . . . . . . 229
Vexed Impressions: Towards a Digital Archive of Broadside Ballad Illustrations
Patricia Fumerton, Carl Stahmer, Kris McAbee, and Megan Palmer Browne . . 257
A Virtual Museum or E-Research? British Printed Images to 1700 and the
Digitization of Early Modern Prints
Stephen Pigney and Katherine Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Rose Tools: A Medieval Manuscript Text-Image Annotation Project
Christine McWebb and Diane Jakacki . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Digitization of Maps and Atlases and the Use of Analytical Bibliography
Wouter Bracke, Gérard Bouvin, and Benoît Pigeon . . . . . . . . 335
Between Text and Image: Digital Renderings of a Late Medieval City
Paul Vetch, Catherine Clarke, and Keith Lilley . . . . . . . . . 363
Virtual Reality for Humanities Scholarship
Lisa M. Snyder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Simulating Splendour: Visual Modelling of Historical Jewellery Research
David Humphrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429
Coinage, Digitization, and the World-Wide Web: Numismatics and the COINS
Project
Jonathan Jarrett, Sebastian Zambanini, Reinhold Huber-Mörk , and Achille
Felicetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
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