Monday, November 24, 2014

Medieval Studies in the Digital Age Seminar and Workshop Series at Leeds

We are delighted to announce a new seminar and workshop series to take place from November 2014 to May 2015 at the University of Leeds: Medieval Studies in the Digital Age.

Designed as a forum for medievalists from various disciplines who are interested in the digital humanities, our aim is to critically discuss the role of digital technologies in the field of medieval studies as well as providing insights into current practices and ways of using digital tools in scholarship through a series of seminars and workshops.

We will be launching the Medieval Studies in the Digital Age Seminar and Workshop Series at Leeds with Professor Ralph W. Mathisen’s seminar entitled ‘ “Garbage In Garbage Out”: The Unfulfilled Promise of Prosopographical Databases’ on 18 November 2014, Tuesday. 

Professor Mathisen is Professor of History, Classics, and Medieval Studies at the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, and he will be talking about how prosopographical databases can be created and thus help us to understand how people interacted with each other in the past. He will then speculate about why the great promise of prosopographical databases never has come to fruition. You can read more about Professor Mathisen’s seminar on our website. We have also provided links to two previously published articles by Professor Mathisen on the topic that are openly accessible online on our Blog.

The seminar will take place at the Le Patourel Room, 4.06, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds and start with tea and coffee at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome but spaces will be limited so we kindly ask you to register via Eventbrite.

All events are free of charge and open to everyone. Please feel free to contact us at and visit our website for the full programme of events and further details.

With kind regards,

N. Kivilcim Yavuz, Institute for Medieval Studies
Victoria Cooper, School of English

Elizabeth Stainforth, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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