From September 29 to October 1, 2011 will be held at the University of Naples Federico II, the international conference Digital Diplomatics 2011. Tools for the Digital Diplomatist.
The conference aims at presenting projects which working to enlarge the digitised charter corpus on the one hand and on the other hand will put a particular focus on research applying information technology on medieval and early modern charters aiming at pure diplomatic questions as well as historic or philologic research.
Scholars of diplomatics never had a fundamental opposition on using modern technology to support their research. Nevertheless no technology since the introduction of photography had such an impact on questions and methods of diplomatics as the computer had: Digital imaging gives us cheap reproductions at high quality, so nowadays large corpora of documents are to be found online. Digital imaging allows manipulations to make apparently invisible traces visible. Modern information technology gives us access to huge text corpora in which single words and phrases can be found thus helping to indicate relationships, to retrieve parallel texts for comparison or plot geographical and temporal distributions.
Dipartimeno di Discipline Storiche "Ettore Lepore"
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
0039 081 2536300
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