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


Lecture 1: Collections
Digital Images are so good at revealing information about medieval manuscripts that scholars use them all the time.  And yet scholars know nothing about most digital images.  It is very difficult for to find information about a digital image of a medieval manuscript, other than the shelfmark of manuscript that it represents. This is remarkable for a discipline that prides itself on the careful examination of sources, and it threatens the integrity of scholarship on the medieval book.  The personal and institutional presentation of digital images affects not only what scholars can know about the digital images that they use, but also the types of scholarship that they can undertake with them.  Through examples such as the Archimedes Palimpsest and the medieval manuscripts of Philadelphia, this lecture reexamines the presentation of digital collections on the web. 
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 information about Lecture 2 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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