Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts
Where: Bass Library, Room L01
When: Friday, November 8th; 11.30a for the food, 12p for the talk
Our December 6 LuxTalk in Bass Library Room L01 will feature lunch at 11.30a and a talk at noon on an exciting Mellon-funded Digital Humanities project: Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts.
In September 2012, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Yale University a $650,000 grant to support scholarship with medieval manuscripts by using new digital tools to facilitate access and to use new approaches to pursue answers to long-standing questions in the field. The rapidly evolving fields of digital technology can assist scholars of the Middle Ages in a variety of new ways — ways that can add a quantifiable and replicable dimension to the research, and ways that can advance and disseminate a scholar’s research that were not before possible. Digitally Enabled Scholarship with Medieval Manuscripts at Yale University is a 27-month project to introduce innovative tools for digital cultural heritage studies.
Yale is an ideal environment for this work. Yale faculty and graduate students are eager to explore new methods in working with manuscripts. The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library houses exceptional medieval manuscript collections. The Yale Digital Collections Center (YDC2) hosts a world-class Digital Content Platform and provides support for research into digital collections.
Meg Bellinger, Director of YDC2, and Barbara Shailor, Senior Research Scholar and Senior Lecturer, Department of Classics, will talk about the work of the project thus far and give some glimpses into the future.
Please join us on December 6 in Bass Library Room L01 for lunch and a look at a fascinating project with implications for technology in scholarship.