Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities) (Hardcover)

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By Benjamin Albritton (Editor), Georgia Henley (Editor), Elaine Treharne (Editor)
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Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age explores one major manuscript repository's digital presence and poses timely questions about studying books from a temporal and spatial distance via the online environment.

Through contributions from a large group of distinguished international scholars, the volume assesses the impact of being able to access and interpret these early manuscripts in new ways. The focus on Parker on the Web, a world-class digital repository of diverse medieval manuscripts, comes as that site made its contents Open Access. Exploring the uses of digital representations of medieval texts and their contexts, contributors consider manuscripts from multiple perspectives including production, materiality, and reception. In addition, the volume explicates new interdisciplinary frameworks of analysis for the study of the relationship between texts and their physical contexts, while centring on an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges effected by the digital representation of a tangible object. Approaches extend from the codicological, palaeographical, linguistic, and cultural to considerations of reader reception, image production, and the implications of new technologies for future discoveries.

Medieval Manuscripts in the Digital Age advances the debate in manuscript studies about the role of digital and computational sources and tools. As such, the book will appeal to scholars and students working in the disciplines of Digital Humanities, Medieval Studies, Literary Studies, Library and Information Science, and Book History.

About the Author

Benjamin Albritton is the Rare Books Curator at Stanford Libraries. He is a medievalist and musicologist and spent nearly a decade managing digital projects including Parker on the Web, collaborations with the Vatican Library and others, and playing a key role in the inception and development of the International Image Interoperability Framework.Georgia Henley is Assistant Professor of English at Saint Anselm College and a Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. Previously she held a postdoctoral appointment at Stanford's Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis. Elaine Treharne is Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities at Stanford University, and Director of Stanford Text Technologies. She is a medievalist and handmade book expert, currently completing The Phenomenal Book. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, of the Royal Historical Society, and of the English Association.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367426613
ISBN-10: 0367426617
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 15th, 2020
Pages: 234
Language: English
Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities