MAA News – Mirador for Medievalists Workshop

The inaugural 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 10-12. “Mirador for Medievalists: IIIF, Shared Canvas, and Digital Images” was led by Benjamin Albritton (Stanford University) and MAA Executive Director Lisa Fagin Davis. The workshop focused on the advantages of working with IIIF-compliant online images in a Mirador 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 into the workspace, and engage with those images by using digitally-sustainable methodologies to facilitate image comparison, annotation, tagging, and manipulation. The fifteen medievalist participants came from as far away as New Zealand, Portugal, and Ireland, 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 #MirMed2018 on Twitter or click here.

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