Medieval Digital Humanities at Kalamazoo 2018

Medieval Digital Humanities at Kalamazoo 2018

Direct links to each day: Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

It’s Kzoo time again! I am continuing in my tradition of compiling digital humanities, digitally inflected, and DH-adjacent sessions, papers, and activities into one handy list. The total so far is 37 38 sessions that are either fully within this definition of digital or include at least one paper that is. (Compare this list and total with the 35 from 2017, 38 from 2016 and the 26 from 2015.)

The list includes the session number, room location, session title, paper title(s) and speaker(s). I will also add speakers’ Twitter handles as requested.

The session number is structured like #s38 as a reminder that if you are tweeting during a session, you should use both the conference hashtag (#kzoo2018) AND the session hashtag (e.g. #s38). Following this protocol helps people follow particular sessions remotely.

The conference website with the full pdf of sessions is available here. Tweet along with@KzoolCMS using the hashtag #kzoo2018 [not #kzoo18]. Kzoo’s social media policy is available here. I also find the Leeds conference’s (#IMC2018) (available here) guidelines a good model for Kzoo as well. Dorothy Kim’s Twitter from a few years ago is still useful (available here).

Have a great Kzoo!

I am certain there are papers and sessions that I missed, and there may be a name misspelling in there. Please leave a comment with a correction or an addition.

Thursday, May 10, 2018


  • 10:00-11:30

    • #s6 – Fetzer 1005 – Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the commonplace book (a roundtable)
      • Opportunities with Omeka: Commonplacing the early Tudor reading experience – Alison Harper
    • #s44 – Sangren 1740 – Thinking long term about digital editions (a roundtable)
      • Global medieval sourcebook – Mae Lyons-Penner
      • Scholastic commentaries and texts archive – Jeffrey Witt
      • Digital rolls and fragments – Joe Stadolnik
      • Musical editions – Jennifer Bai
  • 1:30-3:00

    • #s47 – Valley 3 Eldridge 309 -The twenty-first century medievalist: Digital methods, career diversity, and beyond (a roundtable)
      • Abigail G. Robertson, Dorothy Carr Porter, Racha Kirakosian, Johanna Kramer
    • #s54 – Fetzer 1010 – Using the new Schoenberg database of manuscripts (a workshop)
      • Led by Emma Cawlfield and Toby Burrows
    • #s69 – Schneider 1245 – Facsimiles and editions, digital and analogue
      • Measuring polyphony: Encoding the semantics of the context-based (and under-prescriptive) notation of late medieval music – Karen Desmond
      • The interpretive nature of facsimiles – Lucia Marchi
      • The Sarum Rite – William Renwick
    • #s92 – Sangren 1750 – Topics in pedagogy
      • Marking up the dragon: A digital tool for learning palaeography? – Thanasis Kinias
  • 3:30-5:00

    • #s104 – Fetzer 106 – Anonymous Anglo-Saxon saints’ lives
      • Patronage, authorship, and the digital humanities in the Anonymous Vita Aedwardi – Mary Dockray-Miller
    • #s115 – Schneider 1235 – Oral tactics of medieval outlaw literature
      • Sounding the horn: Outlaw tales in a digital soundscape and English classroom – Valerie B. Johnson
    • #s125 – Bernhard 106 – eManuscripts: Digital humanities and medieval studies (a roundtable)
      • Stewart J. Brookes, Lisa Fagin Davis, Martin K. Foys, Gina Marie Hurley
    • #s140 – Sangren 1750 – Creating digital editions (a workshop)
      • OPenn workshop, run by Jessie Dummer
  • 7:30-9:00

    • #s147 – Fetzer 1040 – Methods and tools for reuniting manuscript fragments (a roundtable)
      • Using IIIF to digitally reunite manuscript fragments – Julia King
      • Reconstructing ‘Fifty Original Leaves’ no. 30: A Fragmentarium case study – Lisa Fagin Davis
    • #s154 – Bernhard 158 – We teach people, not content: Understanding how our students’ lives and backgrounds affect our teaching of the middle ages (a roundtable)
      • Building digital archives for critical pedagogy in medieval studies – Robin Wharton

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • 10:00-11:30

    • #s201 – Bernhard 106 – A lone, but not alone: Building collaborations across medieval studies (a roundtable)
      • First, have no shame: Building community from snail mail to the social media – Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi
    • #s213 – Sangren 1710 – Resistant networks
      • Net narratives – Bettina Bildhauer
      • The internet of manuscripts – Andrew Prescott
    • #s217 – Sangren 1750 – Iconography and its discontents II: Iconography and technology
      • Image on the edge…of the internet: Has new technology pushed marginal art back into the margins? – Emily Shartrand
      • Archetype: A digital humanities approach to describing, comparing, and analysing medieval iconography – Stewart Brookes
      • Studying medieval iconography at the scale of technology – Benjamin Zweig
  • 1:30-3:00

    • #s238 – Schneider 1145 – Mappings II: Text and image and/on medieval maps
      • Hyperspectral image analysis of the Gough Map of Britain – Di Bai
    • #s261 – Bernhard 204 – The Roman de la Rose: The evolution of digital research
      • Reading the text through the images: Experimenting with an “Approache Serielle” to the Roman de la rose, Jerry Root
      • Digitized manuscripts and literary hermeneutics: New challenges – Stephen Nichols
      • The Roman de la Rose Digital Library: A new interface – Mark Patton
    • #s266 – Bernhard 211 – Old books, new technologies: Reconstructing lost texts
      • Resurrecting old books with new technologies: Multispectral imaging and medieval manuscripts – Helen Davies
    • #s273 – Sangren 1730 – Digital editing / Digital archiving I: (Mostly) theories and methods
      • Nothing new under the sun: textual scholarship and digital editing – Barbara Bordalejo
      • Digital editions are revolutionary – Peter Robinson
      • Digital scholarly editing and text reconstruction: Theoretical perspectives and practical approaches – Anna Cappellotto
      • Variation and digital edition – Gustavo Fernandez Riva
  • 3:30-5:00

    • #s309 – Schneider 1340 – The cultures of Armenia and Georgia
      • From sea to sea?: The political geography Tamar’s Georgia – James Baillie
    • #s329 – Sangren 1730 – Digital editing / Digital archiving II: (By and large) projects and experiences
      • Why bother with wax: Seals and digital editions of medieval charters – John McEwan
      • The Oxford-BYU Syriac corpus: A digital library for Syriac texts – James Walters
      • The Arabic New Testament in medieval Iberia: Creating digital parallel, bilingual editions at an undergraduate liberal arts institution – Jason Busic
      • Liberum Spatium: Reconstructing medieval space – Alodia Martin-Martinez
    • #s332 – Sangren 1910 – Medieval diversity in the core curriculum (a roundtable)
      • Code switch: Repurposing digital tools to explore diversity in the medieval world – Andrea Myers Achi

Saturday, May 12, 2018


  • 10:00-11:30

    • #s352 – Fetzer 1060 – Digital projects: Medieval manuscripts
      • Editing manuscripts with Neumes using the “Vigrapes” digital neume alphabet – Neel Smith, Allyn Waller, Nick Guarracino, Toni Armstrong
      • Big data and the afterlives of medieval manuscripts: The Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project – Toby Burrows
      • Old medicine, new bottles: Toward a digital corpus and lexicon of medieval arabic-latin medical translations – Brian Long
    • #s371 – Schneider 1280 – Learning, exploring, and developing our understanding and use of the digital humanities, or ‘Did you try turning it off and turning it back on?’ (a workshop)
      • Digital editing and the TEI – Elizabeth K. Hebbard
      • Metadata? Excel files? GPS? Coordinates? Building the digital foundation – Sarah Noonan
      • Teaching medieval material to twenty-first-century students through online gaming experiences – Margot B. Valles
      • The Purdue Paleography Project: Exploring latin through the eyes of the medieval scribe – Elizabeth E. Mercier and Sabrina Mielczarski
    • #s375 – Schneider 1335 – Parker on the web 2.0: Re-opening the library
      • Digital and medieval memory: Parker’s library reimagined – Anne McLaughlin
    • #s390 – Bernhard 210 – Futures in early medieval archipelagic studies (a roundtable)
      • Invasion of the pod people: Podcasting as a scholarly project – John P. Sexton
      • Stepping into the digital humanities: From podcasting to the Comprehensive Saga Genealogy Project – Andrew M. Pfrenger
    • #s393 – Bernhard 213 – Teaching middle english literature online: Criticisms and discoveries (a panel discussion)
      • @canterburypilgrim: Chaucer on Instagram – Sarah Star
  • 1:30-3:00

    • #s430 – Schneider 1345 – Digital skin I: Beyond the archive: Communicating manuscript materiality via social media (a roundtable)
      • Johanna Green, Alexandra K. Newman, Colleen Theisen, Laura E. Aydelotte
  • 3:30-5:00

    • #s462 – Schneider 1120 – ‘Can these bones come to life?’ II: Issues of authority in reconstructing, re-enacting, and recreating the past (and in medieval studies)
      • Crowd sourcing culture: The death of expertise – Michael A. Cramer
    • #s473 – Schneider 1245 – Known unknowns: Expanding the Cantus Database
      • Cantus in the wild: Database students tangle with chant – Michael L. Norton, Sydney Edwards, Kathleen Penney
      • Gregorian analytics: Algorithms for late medieval saints’ offices – Kate Helsen and Mark Daley
      • Prioritizing graduals for the Cantus Database: Preliminary considerations for the selection of sources – Sarah Ann Long
    • #s482 – Schneider 1345 – Digital skin II: ‘Franken-manuscripts’ and ‘Zombie books’: Digital manuscript interfaces and sensory engagement
      • Zombie manuscripts: Digital facsimiles in the uncanny valley – Dorothy Carr Porter
      • Vibrant matter: Rethinking digital touch and the materiality of digital ‘skin’ – Johanna Green
      • How much is enough?: Sensory experience and the digital manuscript – Bridget Whearty
      • Respondent, Angela R. Bennett

Sunday, May 13, 2018

  • 8:30-10:00

    • #s504 – Fetzer 1005 – What is an archive? (a roundtable)
      • Institutional inequalities and archives in the digital age – Sarah Noonan
    • #s507 – Fetzer 1045 – Teaching medieval studies with/without objects and collections (a roundtable)
      • Making multimodal miscellanies at a public, urban, minority-serving institution – Katharine W. Jager
    • #s511 – Fetzer 2030 – What is medieval history? Digital history, archaeological science, and alternative approaches to historical argumentation (a roundtable)
      • Digital material: Photogrammetry, 3D modeling, and medieval objects – Carolyn Twomey
    • #s517 – Bernhard 158 – IIIF for medievalists I: A gentle introduction (a workshop)
      • Led by Alexandra Bolintineanu and Tamsyn Mahoney-Steel
    • #s521 – Bernhard 209 – The crusades at home: Roots, impact, and cultural significance of the crusades in France and Occitania
      • Editing and translating the old french Siege d’Antioche: An introduction to the preparation of an online edition – Linda Paterson
  • 10:30-12:00

    • #s531 – Fetzer 1010 – A feminist renaissance in Anglo-Saxon studies II: Projects in process (a roundtable)
      • Anglo-Saxon philology and digital humanities: A cautionary tale for twenty-first-century medievalists – Mary Dockray-Miller
      • Finding Saint Aelfgifu: Digital tools and Anglo-Saxon women – Rachel S. Anderson
    • #s543 – Bernhard 158 – IIIF for medievalists II: Beyond the basics (a workshop)
      • Led by Jeffrey Witt and Elizabeth McAulay

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