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A monthly podcast on medieval studies in the digital world, bringing you the latest discoveries about old texts and objects. Hosted by the early-career scholars of the Digital Medievalist Postgraduate Committee. Read more at https://podcast.digitalmedievalist.org .

A monthly podcast on medieval studies in the digital world, bringing you the latest discoveries about old texts and objects. Hosted by the early-career scholars of the Digital Medievalist Postgraduate Committee. Read more at https://podcast.digitalmedievalist.org .

Location:

United States

Description:

A monthly podcast on medieval studies in the digital world, bringing you the latest discoveries about old texts and objects. Hosted by the early-career scholars of the Digital Medievalist Postgraduate Committee. Read more at https://podcast.digitalmedievalist.org .

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 12: Public Digital Humanities

5/6/2022
Dr. Margaret Smith from the IRIS Center (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) speaks about her projects focused on bridging gaps between DH studies and the St. Louis community. Her digital medieval work, Submission Strategies, maps, the spatial and social networks captured in the Irish submissions to Richard II, using these and contemporary materials to create a rich and nuanced depiction of the alliances, hostilities, and spheres of influence that shaped the interconnected social...

Duration:00:30:54

Episode 11: Multispectral Imaging

3/4/2022
In this episode Katie Albers-Morris, Helen Davies, and Alex Zawacki talk about recovering palimpsests and erased texts with multispectral imaging. All three are, or have been, PhD candidates at the Lazarus project at the University of Rochester, an initiative that was designed with the educational purpose of training students in the field of multispectral imaging and image processing techniques for cultural heritage objects. During the episode we discuss MSI in general, their experiences as...

Duration:00:43:30

Episode 10: Medieval Books and Modern Labor

2/4/2022
Caitlin Postal and Bridget Whearty discuss labor ethics in digital medieval studies, manuscript digitization processes, and Bridget's forthcoming book, Digital Codicology. Bridget Whearty is an Assistant Professor at Binghamton University. She is the creator of the Caswell Test, named after and inspired by the work of Michelle Caswell (#CaswellTest) and co-editor for the special issue of Archive Journal dedicated to Digital Medieval Manuscript Cultures. Her first book, Digital Codicology:...

Duration:00:35:43

Episode 9: Biocodicology: From Dust to Data

12/2/2021
James and Aylin talk to Sarah Fiddyment and Timothy Stinson about their work in the emerging field of biocodicology, the study of the biomolecular information found in manuscripts. Sarah Fiddyment received her PhD from the University of Zaragoza in 2011, working in the field of proteomics in cardiovascular research. She moved to the University of York in 2012, where she developed a non-invasive sampling technique that has enabled her to establish the emerging field of biocodicology. In...

Duration:00:45:02

Episode 8: Material Manuscripts in a Digital World

11/5/2021
Dr. Johanna Green speaks with Aylin Malcolm and Caitlin Postal about manuscript materiality, digitization projects, and increased access to physical objects. Dr. Green is a lecturer in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow and co-director of the University of Glasgow Digital Cultural Heritage lab. In addition to her work on manuscript studies via social media and in light of the COVID-19 remote learning circumstances, she has been thinking about how to interact with the medieval...

Duration:00:26:28

Episode 7: Facsimile Narratives

10/1/2021
Mateusz Fafinski discusses his work on the theory of digital humanities, in particular his notion of facsimile narratives and the nature of historical sources in the digital sphere, as well as his work on the adaptations of the post-Roman worlds in early medieval Britain and remediations of the past in computer games. He is an assistant lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin and published his book Roman Infrastructure in Early Medieval Britain: The Adaptations of the Past in Text and Stone in...

Duration:00:29:34

Episode 6: Digital Archive & Materiality

6/4/2021
In this episode, Caitlin Postal and James Harr talk to Eric Ensley and Matthew Kirschenbaum about the archive, both digital and material. Eric Ensley is a curator of rare books and maps at the University of Iowa. He received his PhD in English from Yale University in 2021 and holds an MLS from the University of North Carolina. Among his current projects is a digital edition of a Piers Plowman manuscript held in the Beinecke library, which he is co-authoring with Ian Cornelius of...

Duration:01:02:12

Episode 5: Global Medieval Studies

5/7/2021
Dorothy Kim speaks about her work at the intersection of medieval studies and digital humanities, highlighting issues of race, globality, and national identity and relating her research to work in other fields like bioarchaeology. She is co-director of the Archive of Early Middle English, a PI for the Global Middle Ages Project, and the medieval editor of the Orlando project. Recent and forthcoming publications discussed in this episode include Disrupting the Digital Humanities (2018),...

Duration:00:27:53

Episode 4: Marco Polo and the Art of Editing

4/2/2021
Elisa Cugliana speaks about her digital scholarly edition of Marco Polo's travelogue that she is working on for her joint PhD degree at the universities of Venice and Cologne. Topics of discussion include the tradition of Italian philology and textual criticism, the transmission history of Marco Polo's travel report which originated at the end of the 13th century, and how scholarly editorial principles intersect with the technological possibilities of the digital. Music credits: Intro/outro...

Duration:00:26:04

Episode 3: Digitizing the Bannatyne MS

3/5/2021
Dr Lucy R. Hinnie discusses her forthcoming digital edition of the Bannatyne Manuscript [Advocates MS. 1.1.6], the largest extant collection of late medieval Scottish verse, with Caitlin Postal. For more resources and a transcript, visit podcast.digitalmedievalist.org. Music by TeknoAXE (Chiptune Nobility) and Random Mind (The Bard's Tale). Edited by Caitlin Postal.

Duration:00:30:51

Episode 2: Scribes of the Voynich Manuscript

2/4/2021
Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis speaks with Aylin about identifying the five scribes of the undeciphered Voynich Manuscript. For more resources and a transcript, visit podcast.digitalmedievalist.org. Music by TeknoAXE (Chiptune Nobility; Lowly Tavern Bard – Fall is Upon Us) and Random Mind (Minstrel Dance). Edited by Aylin Malcolm.

Duration:00:31:00

Episode 1: Sexy Codicology and the DMMapp

1/8/2021
Giulio Menna and Marjolein de Vos, the founders of the Sexy Codicology project as well as the DMMapp (Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app), speak about the history of the projects, the digitization of medieval manuscripts and their promotion on social media. Music credits: Intro music by TeknoAXE, “Chiptune Nobility” (CC BY 4.0), outro music by Random Mind, “The Bard's Tale” (CC0). Transcript and more information at...

Duration:00:25:04

Special Episode: Introduction

12/20/2020
In this special episode, the members of the Digital Medievalist Postgraduate Subcommittee introduce themselves and discuss the field of digital medieval studies. Participants: Hannah Busch, Nathan Daniels, Tessa Gengnagel, James Harr III, Aylin Malcolm, Caitlin Postal, Daniela Schulz. Music credits: Intro music by TeknoAXE, “Chiptune Nobility” (CC BY 4.0), additional music by Random Mind, “King's Feast” (CC0), outro music by Random Mind, “The Bard's Tale” (CC0). Recorded 30 November 2020....

Duration:00:26:51