Medieval Digital Humanities at Leeds 2015

As over 2000 medievalists (myself included) prepare for the International Medieval Congress at University of Leeds (UK), I want to share a list I have compiled of digital humanities related and digitally inflected sessions and papers at the conference.

This year, the conference indexed a number of papers with the category “Computing in Medieval Studies.” Papers under that list are shown in blue. Additional papers below are ones I added. The grand total of the list is a whopping 36 sessions that are either all about digital or computing things or include a paper that incorporates digital methods.

The list includes the session number, location, title, and speakers. I am certain there are papers and sessions that I missed, and the likelihood of typos is high. Please leave a comment with a correction or an addition.

The conference website provides several ways of searching through the program; explore them here. Tweet along with @IMC_Leeds using the hashtag #IMC2015. And do remember twitter conference etiquette – see Dorothy Kim’s excellent primer here.

See you all at Leeds in July!

  •  Monday, 6 July
    • 11:15-12:45
      • 103 [Baines Wing: Room G.41] – The church in its setting: case studies
        • ‘Pilgrim armature’: Transformations in the architecture of Mount Sinai under the imperial influence in Justinian’s time – Zina Uzdenskaya
      • 107 [Baines Wing: Room 1.16] – Models of authority in scottish charters, c.1100-c.1250, I: Introducing scottish charters
        • Introducing the ‘Models of authority project: Scottish charters, c.1100-c.1250’ – Dauvit Broun
      • 114 [University House: Little Woodhouse Room] Network for the study of caroline minuscule, I: The carolingian era
        • Through Bischoff’s Katalog: Origins, codicological features, and textual typologies of 9th-century manuscripts – Laura Pani
    • 2:15-3:45
      • 201 [Stage@leeds: Stage 1] Age of Bede, II: Irish/anglo-saxon connections
        • Visualising the network: Irish connections in Bede’s writing – Sarah McCann
      • 207 [Baines Wing: Room 1.16] Models of authority in scottish charters, c.1100-c.1250, II: Investigating influences on scottish charters
        • Getting cursive: extending DigiPal’s framework for models of authority – Stewart J. Brookes
      • 209 [Baines: Wing: Room G.42] Mighty protectors for the merchant class: Saints as intercessors between the wealthy and the divine
        • Stolen, hoarded and misplaced saints: Visualizing the relationship between merchants and their holy patrons in medieval and early modern Venice – Karen Rose Matthews
      • 244 [Michael Sadler Building: Room LG.16] Medieval prosopography, II: Applying prosopography to the medieval past
        • Studies from a new database of anglo-saxon moneyers: What, how, and why? – Jeremy Piercy
        • Re-Assessing the limits of eastern carolingian charter evidence in constructing early medieval prosopography – Julie A. Hofmann
        • Prosopography and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1174-1240 – Stephen David Donnachie
    • 4:30-6:00
      • 313 [Parkinson Building: Room B.22] Fathers and families in early medieval charters
        • Fathers and sons in a charter database: Statistics and stories – Rachel Stone
      • 317 [Baines Wing: Room G.06 (1913)] Religious life and observant reform in motion: New methods, maps, and landscapes
        • Mobilizing (and reforming) some 14th-century Dominicans: A digital visualization – Michael Vargas
        • Digital observance: Big data, tiny data, and observant reform – Kathryne Beebe
      • 344 [Michael Sadler Building: Room LG.16] Launch of the Dictionary of medieval names from european sources
        • Introduction to the Dictionary of medieval names from european sources – Sara L. Uckelman
        • Reformed welshmen: English influences on welsh naming practices – Genora Grim
        • Medieval names renewed: How medieval are the names of 19th-century novels about the middle ages? – Nina Shiel
    • 7:00-8:00
      • 403 [Michael Sadler Building: Room LG.19] Spaces and places as analytical tools for historical research: A round table discussion
        • Including: Sabrina Corbellini, Paul D. A. Harvey, Keith Lilley, Catrien Santing, Bogumil Szady, Magnus Williamson
      • 405 [University House: St. George Room] (Mis-)Using digital tools in the digital paleography age: A Round table discussion
        • Including: Stewart J. Brookes and Ainoa Castro
      • 406 [Leeds University Union: Room 4 – Hyde Park] The public medievalist: What it means for medievalists to be public intellectuals today – A round table discussion
        • Including: Matthew Gabriele, Andrew James Johnston, Erik Kwakkel, Alice Sullivan
      • 419 [Michael Sadler Building: Room LG.15] Reforming scholarship: Publishing, networks, and individuals in the digital age? – A round table discussion
        • Including: Gillian Kenny, Catherine Lawless, Sara Mederos, Elena Woodacre
  • Tuesday, 7 July
    • 9:00-10:30
      • 519 [Emmanuel Centre: Room 2] More than words: New approaches to historical semantics, I
        • Aims to the poor in merovingian society? – Philip Zimmermann
        • Women, communication, and power in the language of carolingian charters – Roberta Cimino
        • From carnal earth to the earth of the saint: On semantics formalisation around aqua and terra, in charters and the Patrologia latina – Nicolas Perreaux
        • Between history and mythological past: Semantic change in Saxo Grammaticus’s Gesta danorum – Roland Scheel
    • 11:15-12:45
      • 603 [Baines Wing: Room 1.16] Ships and seafarers: War, trade, and community, 1300-1600
        • Seaborne trading networks in late medieval and tudor england – Gary Baker
      • 619 [Emmanuel Centre: Room 2] More than words: New approaches to historical semantics, II
        • The vocabulary of conversion in carolingian times – Tim Geelhaar
        • Linguistic and textual variation for register profiling in merovingian hagiography – Laura Linzmeier
        • Let’s talk about solitude: The semantics of monastic isolation in the middle ages – Gabriel de Carvalho Godoy Castanho
    • 7:00-8:00
      • 905 [Leeds University Union: Room 5 – Kirkstall Abbey] The humanities under fire: A round table discussion
        • Including: Francesco Dall’Aglio, Helen Foxhall Forbes, Björn Weiler
  • Wednesday, 8 July
    • 9:00-10:30
      • 1033 [Michael Sadler Building: Room LG.16] Territorial organisation in medieval Catalonia: Some new archaeological approaches
        • Smelling the middle ages: An approximation to a sensory analysis of a 14th-century city – Guillem Roca
        • A GIS-based place-name analysis: The case of Ager Valley – Antonio Porcheddu
    • 11:15-12:45
      • 1115 [Baines Wing: Room 1.13] Monastic houses of Brittany, II: Material culture
        • Spectro-imagerie THz et archives: les fonds monastiques bretons au banc d’essai d’une physique non destructive – Patrick Mounaix
      • 1141 [Social Sciences Building: Room 10.05] Gaming the medieval: Medievalism in modern board game culture
        • Enchanted board: Gender and submerged narratives in Arthurian play – James Howard
        • ‘Determine the destiny of a kingdom!’: The sweep of the first millennium in Britannia the board game – Simon Trafford
        • Huff, bluff, and blow the house down: Deception and internalized destabilization in Shadows over camelot and Resistance: Avalon – Elizabeth Centanni
        • Why the countess can’t be trusted with the king: Performing medieval male and female hierarchies in modern board game culture – Daisy Black
    • 2:15-3:45
      • 1205 [Baines Wing: Room 1.15] Mapping medieval conflicts, I: Digital approaches towards political dynamics in the middle ages
        • OpenATLAS: An open source tool for mapping historical relations – Stefan Eichert
        • Mapping the competition: Bavarian bishoprics in carolingian times – Katharina Winckler
        • Conflicts and conflict management in 13th-century Europe: Network analytical approaches – Robert Gramsch
        • Coalitions in the war of Emperor Signismund against Duke Frederick IV of Tyrol – Günter Katzler
      • 1209 [Baines Wing: Room G.37] Canon law, III: Re-interpreting medieval canon lawyers and their sources
        • The COGD program: A critical update – Alberto Melloni
    • 4:30-6:00
      • 1305 [Baines Wing: Room 1.15] Mapping medieval conflicts, II: Factions, wars, and networks in the Holy Roman Empire, 12th-15th centuries
        • Fluctuations between opposing parties in the struggle for the german throne, 1198-1208 – Andrea Rzihacek-Bedö
        • Coalitions in the war of emperor Sigismund against duke Frederick IV of Tyrol – Günter Katzler [moved to session 1205]
        • Emperor Frederick III and the League of the Mailberger coalition in 1451/52 – Kornelia Holzner-Tobisch
      • 1337 [Michael Sadler Building: Room LG.15] Medieval monasticism in a digital age
        • Medieval monasticism and the digital humanities – Janet Burton
        • Monastic Wales: Six years on – Karen Stöber
        • Monastic Ireland: Three years on – Keith Smith
      • 1341 [Social Sciences Building: Room 10.05] Network analysis and medieval sources
        • What have networks ever done for us? – Pádraig Mac Carron
        • Maths meets myths: Applying mathematics to medieval sources – Ralph Kenna
        • Hagiography and network analysis – Máirín Mac Carron
    • 7:00-8:00
      • 1403 [Leeds University Union: Room 4 – Hyde Park] The Twitterati: Using Twitter in medieval scholarship and pedagogy – A round table discussion
        • Including: Angela Bennett Segler, Heide R. Estes, Jonathan Hsy, Dorothy Kim, Kristen Mapes Shyama Rajendran
      • 1408 [Leeds University Union: Room 6 – Roundhay] PhD?: What next? – A round table discussion
        • Including: Ellie Pridgeon, Kimm Curran, Simon Dixon, Robert Kinsey, John Lee
  • Thursday, 9 July
    • 9:00-10:30
      • 1505 [Emmanuel Centre: Room 11] Landscapes/seascapes, I: Shaping territorial identities
        • Comparing anglo-saxon administrative boundaries and watersheds using GIS – Andrew Lowerre
    • 11:15-12:45
      • 1602 [Baines Wing: Room 1.16] Illuminated charters, II
        • Tools for collaborative work with illuminated charters – Martina Bürgermeister
      • 1618 [Baines Wing: Room 1.14] New texts and genres in european medieval literature, II
        • Arithmetic books: A new genre for an evolving science – Michaela Wiesinger
      • 1638 [Michael Sadler Building: Banham Theatre] 14th-Century England, II: Parliaments and retinues
        • Obligatory or optional?: Retinue captains and the recruitment of archers – Samuel Gibbs
      • 1641 [Baines Wing: Room 1.13] Cartularies, between weapons and tools: A reassessment, II
        • Cartularies of Paris and around: Tools for research – Marlène Helias
    • 2:15-3:45
      • 1727 [Emmanuel Centre: Room 7] Ecclesiastical reform as a meeting space?: Artistic and cultural interchanges under discussion
        • Mapping the iconography of the reform in the Pyrenees: The case of Lazarus and the rich man – Begoña Cayuela
        • The Pyrenean Chrismon: Banner and legitimization of a kingdom – Juan Antonio Olañeta
      • 1741 [Baines Wing: Room 1.13] Book histories: New approaches to understanding manuscripts
        • Book histories: New approaches to understanding manuscripts Cataloging medieval manuscript fragments in the Harry Ransom Center book collections – Micah Erwin
        • Fragments and fragmentology in North America: 200 years of breaking and buying in the New World – Lisa Fagin Davis
    • 4:15-5:00
      • 1799 [Parkinson Building: Room B.08] Using the International medieval bibliography in teaching and research: A workshop
        • Taught by Alan V. Murray

 

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