On the Way to the Future of Digital Manuscript Studies

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.

This meeting gathers scholars 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 Workshop will take place in a hybrid form 27 – 29 October 2021, both in person in Radboud Vergader (near Nijmegen) and online. 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.

Full details of the programme are available here.