MAA News – MAA Digital Humanities Workshop

The 2nd Annual Medieval Academy of America Digital Humanities Workshop, co-sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, took place in New Haven from July 9-11. The “Interoperability and Medieval Manuscripts” seminar was led by Benjamin Albritton (Stanford University) and MAA Executive Director Lisa Fagin Davis. The workshop focused on working with IIIF-compliant images in a shared-canvas workspace. Participants learned how to use new open-access tools to make images interoperable, create their own shared-canvas workspaces, load their images, set up and use a local annotation server, and engage with their images by using digitally-sustainable methodologies to facilitate image comparison, annotation, tagging, and manipulation. The fifteen participants came from all over North America and ranged from undergraduate and graduate students to librarians, unaffiliated scholars, junior and senior faculty. All non-local participants received travel bursaries generously provided by the Beinecke Library.

For more details about the workshop, search #MirMed2019 on Twitter or click here.

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