Colloque – On the Way to the Future of Digital Manuscript Studies
27-29 octobre 2021
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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Over the last decades, the ability to exploit digital potential has radically impacted research in the field of manuscript studies. From the most basic facilities, such as the increasing availability of digitized images and documents, to sophisticated attempts at automatizing the entire process of critical editing, the development of digital tools is extraordinary: it has created unprecedented opportunities to mine the data, achieve innovative results, and display them in ways which previously could only be imagined. In such a dynamic context, the number of valuable enterprises continues to grow: the time is ripe for a consideration of the achievements already obtained, and of the foundations that our current work is laying for long-term development of the field. Through the organization of this workshop, the ERC Project PASSIM seeks to provide an occasion to pursue this goal.
The meeting gathers scholars who engage in groundbreaking projects in the field of digital manuscript studies. It brings together colleagues who work from methodological and theoretical perspectives with those who apply digital techniques to specific subjects, and thus hopes to facilitate fruitful interactions between bottom-up and top-down approaches. The conference environment is designed to stimulate dialogue and knowledge exchange: we consider cooperation, interoperability and integration at the largest scale as essential to realize the potential of digital manuscript studies, and to help each other in the search for a dynamic, secure and cooperative future for the field.
The PASSIM project
The Latin sermons preached by the most prominent patristic preachers — like Augustine, Gregory, Leo, Caesarius, and their countless epigones — had an impact that went far beyond their Late-Antique origin. Patristic sermon collections travelled the medieval world, not just as relics of early-Christian authorities, but as integral parts of medieval religious life.
The PASSIM (Patristic Sermons in the Middle Ages) Project aims to chart this dynamic tradition via a database of manuscripts that transmit Latin patristic sermons. The database which is being built by the Project will form the basis for further inquiries into the dis- semination, manipulation, and reinterpretation of patristic preaching in the medieval Latin West.
Shari Boodts (Radboud Universiteit – De Jonge Akademie) Olivier Hekster (Radboud Universiteit – KNAW)
Riccardo Macchioro (Radboud Universiteit)
Gleb Schmidt (Radboud Universiteit)
Mariken Teeuwen (Huygens ING – KNAW)
Informations pratiques :
The Workshop will take place in a hybrid form, both in presence and online. The venue will be Radboud Vergader- en Conferentiecentrum Soeterbeeck, located in the cozy village of Ravenstein, in the vicinity of Nijmegen.
Everyone who is interested in attending the Workshop is welcome: no fee is required, but registration is mandatory. In order to register, please send an email to Riccardo Macchioro or Gleb Schmidt.
Those who would like to attend the Workshop physically are invited to mention this in their email: depending on the restrictions in place at the time, we hope that there will be room for some attendees. However, arguably the places will be limited; we will notify about the possibility to attend in presence in due course, and in any case as soon as possible.
All those who register will be provided in due course with the link(s), the password(s), and all the necessary technical information in order to participate in the Workshop online.
For any further information or request, feel free to contact us: Riccardo Macchioro and Gleb Schmidt.
The Workshop is organized by the ERC Project “Patristic sermons in the Middle Ages. The dissemination, manipulation and interpretation of late-antique sermons in the medieval Latin West”, funded by the European Research Council under the program “Horizon”. The Workshop is generously funded by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) through the “Early career partnership-2021”.