Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age (Munich, July 3-4, 2009)

International Conference

Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age

Munich, 3-4 July 2009

The conference will focus on the challenges and consequences of using IT and the internet for codicological and palaeographic research. The authors of some selected articles of an anthology to be published this summer by the Institute for Documentology and Scholarly Editing (IDE) will present and discuss their excellent research results with scholars and experts working on ancient books and manuscripts. The presentations will be given on current issues in the following fields: manuscript catalogues and descriptions, digitization of manuscripts, collaborative systems of research on manuscripts, codicological databases, manuscript catalogues, research based on digital resources, e-learning in palaeography, palaeographic databases (characters, scripts, scribes), (semi-) automatic recognition of scripts and scribes, digital tools for transcriptions, visions and prototypes of other digital tools.

A panel discussion will be held with renowned exponents in the field of codicology and palaeography and contributors of cutting edge research to get an overview of the state of the art as well as to open up new perspectives of codicological and palaeographic research in the “digital age”.

(More information including preliminary programme)

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2 Responses to Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age (Munich, July 3-4, 2009)

  1. Charles Hilken says:

    I am interested in the program and plan to attend. What else does one need to know or do? Is there a subscription or registration? What, if any, information do you have regarding practicalities? Thank you.

  2. Charles: if you follow the link to the programme above, you should find contact information for Georg Vogeler, to whom you should address any further questions about the conference.

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