Session Title

Old Books, New Technologies: Reconstructing Lost Texts

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Early Book Society

Organizer Name

Martha W. Driver

Organizer Affiliation

Pace Univ.

Presider Name

John Thompson

Presider Affiliation

Queen's Univ. Belfast/Univ. of Glasgow

Paper Title 1

The Composition of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica

Presenter 1 Name

Richard Shaw

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College

Paper Title 2

Books That Could Have Been: Confronting the Missing Corpus of Late Medieval Romance

Presenter 2 Name

Rebecca Pope (Karrer Travel Award Winner)

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Kent

Paper Title 3

Waste Management: Late Medieval Manuscript Fragments in the Missouri Botanical Garden Library

Presenter 3 Name

Ruth Evans

Presenter 3 Affiliation

St. Louis Univ.

Paper Title 4

Resurrecting Old Books with New Technologies: Multispectral Imaging and Medieval Manuscripts

Presenter 4 Name

Helen Davies

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Rochester

Paper Title 5

Machine Reading of Ancient Manuscripts

Presenter 5 Name

Henry Kautz

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Univ. of Rochester

Start Date

11-5-2018 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 211

Description

Papers will discuss current work in the reconstruction of MSS and printed books through multi-spectral imaging, Photoshop, and digital manipulation, as well as scholarly projects focusing on one text (Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica), a corpus of texts (medieval romance), and MS fragments in an important but little-known collection. The session aims to raise questions about lost texts and to highlight a range of recovery methods.

Martha W. Driver

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Old Books, New Technologies: Reconstructing Lost Texts

Bernhard 211

Papers will discuss current work in the reconstruction of MSS and printed books through multi-spectral imaging, Photoshop, and digital manipulation, as well as scholarly projects focusing on one text (Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica), a corpus of texts (medieval romance), and MS fragments in an important but little-known collection. The session aims to raise questions about lost texts and to highlight a range of recovery methods.

Martha W. Driver