Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
SBU Center for Digital Humanities presents: “Medieval Manuscripts and Digital Collections: The Case for IIIF” with Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis
In the 21st century new digital methods launch research and scholarship around medieval manuscripts into new territory. Digitized versions of manuscript fragments can now be accessed, compared, annotated and shared collaboratively online using viewers such as Mirador, Digital Mappa, and other shared canvas and IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) tools. Fragments which have been scattered to various institutions around the globe can now be “reunited” digitally to give researchers new information about the original manuscripts and their subsequent dismemberment.
Internationally-celebrated medievalist and “fragmentologist” Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis will explain how she and her colleagues use IIIF in their ever-expanding detective hunt for new digital leaves from “broken books” which were previously only accessible in physical archives or private collections, such as SBU Library’s Otto Ege Collection – which is now available as a digital exhibit of high-resolution manuscript images.
Dr. Fagin Davis is a professor of manuscript studies and is a paleographer, codicologist, and bibliographer. She is also the director of the Medieval Academy of America. She has taught Latin Paleography at Yale University and regularly teaches Manuscript Studies at the Simmons University School of Library and Information Science. She has served as the supervisor or principal investigator for several digital reconstructions of dismembered manuscripts.
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