12 Mar 2019 17:00 - 18:00 McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College


Lecture 2: Interfaces
The value of digital images, unlike medieval manuscripts, lies in what you can do with them.  The interface through which the images are accessed provide the context in which they are examined, determining the both the ways in which images are studied and used, and the audiences that are likely to use them.  The cultural and scholarly value of images therefore changes with the utilities of the interfaces through which they are presented.  This lecture examines a wide variety of interfaces for the medieval manuscript image, from multispectral imaging viewers for palimpsests to a crowdsourcing platform for the Cairo Genizah, and illustrates their potential and explores their weaknesses. 
About the series:
These lectures explore the relationship between manuscript pages and digital images, and between physical collections and digital ones. They examine the importance of interfaces in shaping audience and inquiry, and the potential of tools to aid in the archaeology of the medieval book. Click for more details about Lecture 1 and Lecture 3.
About the speaker:
Dr William Noel is the Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscripts Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Important information:
Free event, seats will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. 
Entrance to the McCrum Lecture Theatre is off Bene’t Street, and is located behind The Eagle pub.




Booking: Booking not required – arrive on time
Related links: 
Sandars Readership in Bibliography
Manuscripts & University Archives
Cambridge Digital Library

Cambridge Digital Humanities

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