In recognition of Delbert Russell

Schedule of Events

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Wednesday, June 16

8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Plenary Session I
Chair: Delbert Russell, University of Waterloo
Professor David A. Trotter,
Editor, Anglo-Norman Dictionary
Head, Department of European Language, Aberystwyth University, Wales
"Bytes, words, texts: the Anglo-Norman Dictionary and its text-base"
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30Session I
Music and Performance I:
Chair: Marilyn Lawrence, New York University
•Jan Kolacek, Charles University, Prague
"The Global Chant Database Project"
•Debra Suzanne Lacoste, Wilfrid Laurier University
"The CANTUS Database: Mining for Chant Traditions"
Session II
Collaborations and Large Scale Initiatives I:
Chair: Chris Baswell, Columbia University
•Emiliano Degl' Innocenti, SISMEL Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Florence
"From Middle to Digital Ages: the Virtual Library of the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana in Florence"
•Zdenek Uhlír,
"Manuscriptorium Digital Manuscript Library and Digital Codicology"
•Consuelo Dutschke, Columbia University
"Moving, Growing, Formalizing: Digital Scriptorium today"
Session III
Music and Performance II:
Chair: Colum Hourihane, Princeton University
•Geert Maessen
"A Software Tool for Defining Performance Styles of Tenth-Century Chant"
•Frédéric Billiet and Xavier Fresquet, Université de Paris, Sorbonne
"From Musicastallis to MusicaInstrumentalis : Towards Common Sets of Data Elements in Online Medieval Musical Iconography Databases"
•Evelyn Birge Vitz, Marilyn Lawrence, and Jennifer Vinopal, New York University
"Challenges and opportunities in setting up a performance website: Performing Medieval Narrative Today: A Video Showcase: "
Session IV
Collaborations and Large Scale Initiatives II: Chair: Consuelo Dutschke, Columbia University
•Toby Nicolas Burrows, University of Western Australia
"Building a Digital Research Community in Medieval and Early Modern Studies: The Australian Network for Early European Research"
•Thomas Hansen, Society for Danish Language and Literature; Mogens Devantier
"TEI - Why We Need to Keep it Simple"
•Fred Gibbs, George Mason University
"New Textual Traditions for Discovering the Middle Ages"
3:30-4:00Coffee Break
4:00-5:30Session V
Material Culture:
Chair: Helen Swit, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University
•Ollivier Cullin, Université de Tours
"Music and Digital Paleography: Living the Material Culture of Medieval Books"
•Martin Kennedy Foys, Drew University; Shannon Bradshaw, Drew University; Asa Simon Mittman, California State University
"The Digital Mappaemundi Resource"
•Takami Matsuda, Masaaki Kashimura, Satoko Tokunaga, and Mayumi Ikeda, Keio University
"Digital Bibliography for Late Medieval Book: Digitization and Research of the HUMI Project, Keio University"
Session VI
Teaching and Pedagogy:
Chair: Tara Hargrave, University of Waterloo
•Amanda M. Leff, Wellesley College
"Back to the Future: Medieval and Digital Literacy in the Classroom"
•Donna Bussell, University of Illinois-Springfield
"Where's the Romance? Medieval Studies Online and On-Ground at a State University"
•Louis Iorio Hamilton, Drew University
"Mapping the Medieval, Using GIS to Teach & Research the Medieval Mediterranean"
•Serina Patterson, University of Victoria
"Speaking of Medieval: Developing an Interactive Platform to Teach"
6:00-7:30 Plenary Panel:
Quantitative Palaeography through Massive Image Analysis: The Graphem Project
Chair: Denis Muzerelle, IRHT, CNRS, Paris
•Marc H. Smith, École des Chartes, Paris, and Maria Gurrado, IRHT/CNRS, Paris
"Beyond Typology: Rethinking Palaeographical Categories with Computer Science?"
•Hubert Empotz, LIRIS-INSA, Lyon and Mathieu Exbrayat, LIFO, Orléans
"New Tools for Exploring, Analysing and Categorising Medieval Scripts"
•Dominique Poirel, IRHT/CNRS, Paris
"Access to Textual Contents of Medieval Manuscripts Using Wordspotting Methods"
8:00Conference Dinner at Barnard College (There is an extra charge for attending this event).

Thursday, June 17

8:00-9:00Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30Plenary II
Chair: Christine McWebb, University of Waterloo
Professor John Unsworth,
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and Director, Illinois Informatics Institute, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Why have medievalists been early adopters of digital technology, and what can others learn from them?"
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session VII
The Roman de la rose:
Chair: Helen Swift, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University
•Christine McWebb, University of Waterloo
"Digital Tool Development for Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: The Case of the Roman de la rose"
•Nadia Altschul, Johns Hopkins University
"Researching the Un-tagged: Portrayals of Race in the Roman de la rose"
•Beatrice Radden Keefe, Johns Hopkins University
"Defacing the Rose: Identifying Damage to Manuscripts of the Roman de la rose Digital Library"
Session VIII
Art History:
Chair: Debra Suzanne Lacoste, Wilfrid Laurier University
•Ann Montgomery Jones, Sarum Seminar
"ISIDORE: A Relational Database for Medieval Art Research"
•Nadia Togni and Laurent Moccozet, Université de Genève
"Biblion: Data Processing System for Giant Bibles"
•Colum Hourihane, Princeton University
"Challenges in Digitization: The Index of Christian Art and the Twenty First Century"
2:00-3:30Session IX
Bibliographies, Encyclopaedia, Dictionaries:
Chair: Nadia Altschul, Johns Hopkins University
•Morgan Kay, Fordham University
"Online Medieval Sources Bibliography"
•Cynthia M. Vakareliyska, University of Oregon
"An On-Line Collation of Medieval Eastern Orthodox Calendars of Saints"
•Dagmar Anne Riedel, Columbia University
"The 'Dark Ages' of Medieval Iran: Medieval Studies, Islam, and the Digital Version of the Encyclopaedia Iranica"
•Heather Pagan, Anglo-Norman Dictionary, Aberystwyth University
"How to Make an Online Dictionary: A Demonstration of the AND2"
Session X
Textualities I:
Chair: Christine McWebb, University of Waterloo
•Dorothy Kim, Vassar College, Scott Kleinman, California State University Northridge
"Marking Early Middle English and the Challenges of Laud Misc. 108"
•Geoffrey Roger, University of Glasgow
"MS Glasgow Hunter 252 Les Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles – Digitisation and Text-Analysis"
•Mark Aussems, University of Edinburgh
"Christine de Pizan: Author or Scribe? New Perspectives on the Production Process of Christine's Manuscripts"
•Heather Blatt, Fordham University
"Immersed in Virtual Reality: New Media, Old Media, and Late Medieval Literary Culture"
3:30-4:00Coffee Break
4:00-5:30Session XI
Textualities II:
Chair: Dagmar Anne Riedel, Columbia University
•Chris L. Nighman, Wilfrid Laurier University
"Revisiting the Connection Between John of Wales' Communiloquium and Thomas of Ireland's Manipulus florum: Results from the Janus Intertextuality Search Engine"
•Delbert Russell, Mark Finkelstein, University of Waterloo
"Is the Medium Still the Message? Managing Modern Mediations of Medieval MSS"
•Jinna Smit, University of Amsterdam
"Paleography and the Digital Middle Ages: experiences with the Groningen Intelligent Writer Identification System (GIWIS)"
•Alice Brown, Université de Paris VII
"Avarice in the Middle Age"
Session XII
National and Regional Histories:
Chair: Heather Pagan, Aberystwyth University
•David Peterson, Universidad del País Vasco
"The Becerro Galicano of San Millán de la Cogolla. The Digital Edition of a Twelfth-Century Monastic Cartulary"
•Elena Cantarell, Mireia Comas, Daniel Piñol, University of Barcelona
"Localization, Recovery, Arrangement and Diffusion of Catalan Private Archives and Documents"
•Caleb Smith, Columbia University
"Mapping Gothic France"
5:30-7:00Cocktail Reception co-sponsored by the Rare Books & Manuscript Library of Columbia University