, Analysis of Ancient and Medieval Texts and Manuscripts: Digital Approaches

See attached PDF with a review by P. M. Liuzzo. Table of Contents (from http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod\_id=IS-9782503552682-1): Stemmatology 1. Heikkilä - The Possibilities and challenges of computer-assisted stemmatology: the example of Vita et miracula s. Symeonis Treverensis 2. Roelli - Petrus Alfonsi, or On the mutual benefit of traditional and computerised stemmatology 3. Camps/Cafiero - Genealogical variant locations and simplified stemma: a test case 4. Cantera - The problems of the transmission of Avestan texts and the Tools for Avestan Text Criticism (TATEC) Statistics and stylistics 5. Hoenen - Simulation of scribal letter substitution in the Avestan text tradition 6. Van Dalen-Oskam - Authors, scribes, and scholars: Detecting scribal variation and editorial intervention via authorship attribution methods 7. Stella - Generic constants and chronological variations in statistical linguistics on Latin epistolography Intertextuality 8. Spinazzè - Intertextual research with digital variants in Musisque Deoque: a case study 9. Rubenson - A Database of the Apophthegmata Patrum 10. Tupman/Jordanous - Sharing Ancient Wisdoms across the Semantic Web using TEI and ontologies 11. Romanov - Writing digital history: a database of biographical records from the pre-modern Muslim world Script analysis 12. Castro - Digital tools applied to the study of Visigothic script 13. Luján/Orduña - Implementing a database for the analysis of ancient inscriptions: the Hesperia electronic corpus of Palaeohispanic inscriptions Codicology 14. Rabin - Ink identification to accompany digitisation of manuscripts 15. Andrist - Going online is not enough! Electronic descriptions of ancient manuscripts, and the needs of manuscript studies Conclusion 16. Van Zundert - Truly Scholarly, Digital, and Innovative? Abstract, from https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2721657: How has the digital turn truly changed the nature of our research, particularly in the field of medieval scholarship where our collections are almost never large enough to justify the term 'big data'? All kind of new avenues of research are emerging, thanks to the creativity of scholars and to their interest in what digital means can offer. This collection of articles aims to give an up-to-date overview of the use of computer-assisted methods in several fields of scholarship dealing with ancient and medieval texts and manuscripts (from codicology and palaeography to textual criticism and literary or historical studies), across the boundaries of language and period. In moving away from theoretical debates about what the field of digital humanities is or should be, we present here a clearer picture of what textual scholars can achieve when they use computers for their research needs and purposes, and what their expectations may be in terms of the technology and developments in computational methodology.

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