Conference „Maschinen und Manuskripte III“

Research with written sources in the digital age

Final conference on machines and manuscripts




Georg Christoph Lichtenberg House of the TU Darmstadt


On February 22nd and 23rd, 2016, the Technical University of Darmstadt will host an international conference on "Research with written sources in the digital age" in the Georg Christoph Lichtenberg House.

The third conference will conclude the series “Machines and Manuscripts”, which was organized as part of the BMBF-funded project eCodicology. Important focal points of the event will be the re-use of electronic catalogs and digital copies, quantitative and comparative codicology, layout studies and bibliometric procedures as well as data processing and visualization. The aim of the conference is to enable an open dialogue between traditional and digital researchers and to jointly explore the possibilities and limits of digital research in written sources.

Monday February 22, 2016

12:00 - 13:00 registration and snack

13:00 - 13:30 Opening of the conference

Section I: digitization, cataloging, archiving
Moderation: Andrea Rapp

13:30 - 14:00 Michael Embach (City Library / City Archives Trier)
From the historical original tradition to digitization - opportunities and risks

14:00 - 14:30 Karl Lenger (University Library Graz)
Styrian culture digital in the 3rd millennium - an institution-independent cultural project!

14:30 - 15:00 Robert Giel (Berlin State Library)
From Manuscripta Mediaevalia to a new manuscript portal

15:00 - 15:30 coffee break

Section II: Typography, book design, layout studies
Moderation: Rainer Stotzka

15:30 - 16:00 Christoph Reske (University of Mainz)
Microscopic comparison of printing types from the incunable period

16:00 - 16:30 Anna Boroffka (University of Hamburg)
Between letterpress and illuminated manuscript - the manuscript layout of the Codex Florentinus as a space for transcultural negotiation

16:30 - 16:45 coffee break

16:45 - 17:15 Nanette Rißler-Pipka (University of Augsburg)
Image and Text in Numbers: Layout Analysis of Hispanic Cultural Magazines in Modernity

17:15 - 17:45 Gábor Hosszú (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Phenetic Approach to Script Evolution

17:45 - 18:30 Keynote: Johan Oosterman (University of Nijmegen)
Manuscript Hunt in Digital Times. Methodological considerations, and some remarkable finds

Tuesday February 23, 2016

Section III: Quantitative Codicology, Bibliometrics, Comparative Codicology
Moderation: Claudine Moulin

09:00 - 09:30 Tjamke Snijders (Ghent University)
Quantifying hagiographical rewrites: An approach based on word chains

09:30 - 10:00 Oliver Duntze (Berlin State Library)
From types, trees and networks - approaches to a quantifying history of typography

10:00 - 10:15 coffee break

10:15 - 10:45 Andrew Irving (University of Notre Dame)
Towards an Archeology of Beneventan Gospel Books: A Quantitative Approach

10:45 am - 2:00 pm Guided tour through the department for manuscripts and historical prints of the University and State Library Darmstadt

Section IV: Data processing (metadata, font and image analysis, visualization)
Moderation: Philipp Hegel

14:00 - 15:00 Hannah Busch (University of Trier), Oliver Schmid (Technical University Darmstadt), Swati Chandna (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
eCodicology - Algorithms for the Automatic Tagging of Medieval Manuscripts

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Torsten Schaßan (Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel)
Where do you go here for the font classification? By taxonomy and in other ways

15:30 - 15:45 coffee break

15:45 - 16:15 Matthew James Driscoll (University of Copenhagen)
The legendary legacy: Crunching 600 years of saga manuscripts

16:15 - 16:45 Manfred Thaller (University of Cologne)
Does codicological metadata have to be consistent?

16:45 - 17:30 Summary and final discussion

Keywords: Manuscripts, Dissemination and Community Building in the DH, Science Communication and Knowledge Transfer