Friday, June 29, 2018

The DM Executive Board is pleased to announce the CFP for the
following Digital Medievalist Sponsored Session at the 54th
International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, May 9-12,

Interdisciplinarity in Digital Medieval Studies

Digital methodologies and tools are commonly used among medievalists
working in a variety of disciplines; less common, however, is the
application of these methodologies and tools to cross-disciplinary
scholarship. This session will consider 1) the role that digital
projects play in reaching across disciplinary boundaries in medieval
studies, 2) best practices for cross-disciplinary digital and
computational research, and 3) examples of the success and failure of
such research. For example, proposals may consider the use of
stylometrics in historical source criticism, the use of social network
analysis in literary studies, or probe manuscript datasets for
evidence in support of liturgical, literary, historical, and art
historical research. Our goal is to demonstrate how the development
and application of digital tools, methods, and formats can enable and
facilitate the interdisciplinary and collaborative research of experts
and specialists across their respective subdisciplines in order to
produce, provide, and openly share better insights and new knowledge
with scholars and the wider public alike.

Please send abstracts (ca. 250 words) and the ICMS Participant
Information Form* to Lynn Ransom at>. Deadline is September 15,

*The ICMS Participant Information form will be available here in July:

Lynn Ransom, Ph.D.
Curator of Programs, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Project Director, The New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
Co-Editor, Manuscript Studies: A Journal of the Schoenberg Institute
for Manuscript Studies
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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