Digital Approaches to Italian Medieval and Early Modern Texts

(Panel)


Italian / Interdisciplinary Humanities

Isabella Magni (Rutgers University-New Brunswick)

In the past few decades, a series of born-digital projects in the field of Italian Medieval and early modern studies have created unprecedented access to medieval and modern texts, in some cases reformulating our interpretation and understanding of the texts themselves. Digital approaches and the use of innovative digital tools create and encourage new forms of engagement with primary sources, manuscripts and early printed books, both in terms of research and in terms of pedagogical resources.

This panel will explore the potential of new digital methods in the study and teaching of Italian Medieval and early modern textuality, particularly focusing on: 1) how innovative uses of digital tools help improve our understanding and of medieval and early modern textual cultures and 2) how interdisciplinary approaches are re-shaping our preconceived notions of research, pedagogy and digital editing. What implications, problems and/or potential solutions does a digital approach offer? How can we treat the materiality and the cultures of early texts with digital tools? We welcome submissions on topics related to digital humanities projects in the field of Italian Medieval and early modern studies. Topics may include current or completed digital projects, digital visualizations, and representations of medieval and modern texts, digital mapping, digital editions and digital philology, or practical and/or theoretical implications of digital editing.

This panel explores the potential of new digital methods in the study and teaching of Italian Medieval and early modern textuality. We welcome submissions on topics related to digital humanities projects in the field of Italian Medieval and early modern studies. Topics may include current or completed digital projects, digital representations of texts, digital mapping, digital editions and digital philology, or practical and/or theoretical implications of digital editing.