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Speculum, Volume 92, Issue S1 (October 2017 Supplement)

The Digital Middle Ages: An Introduction
David J. Birnbaum, Sheila Bonde, and Mike Kestemont

Manuscripts and Images

The History and Provenance of Manuscripts in the Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps: New Approaches to Digital Representation
Toby Burrows

Scribal Attribution across Multiple Scripts: A Digitally Aided Approach
Peter A. Stokes

Artificial Paleography: Computational Approaches to Identifying Script Types in Medieval Manuscripts
Mike Kestemont, Vincent Christlein, and Dominique Stutzmann

New Light on the Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Manuscript: Multispectral Imaging and the Cotton Nero A.x. Illustrations
Murray McGillivray and Christina Duffy


Locating Medieval French, or Why We Collect and Visualize the Geographic Information of Texts
David Joseph Wrisley

Mapping Illuminated Manuscripts: Applying GIS concepts to Lancelot-Grail Manuscripts
M. Alison Stones

Texts and Editions

Bernard of Clairvaux and Nicholas of Montiéramey: Tracing the Secretarial Trail with Computational Stylistics
Jeroen De Gussem

Algorithmic Analysis of Medieval Arabic Biographical Collections
Maxim Romanov

A Quantitative Analysis of Toponyms in a Manuscript of Marco Polo’s Devisement du monde (London, British Library, MS Royal 19 D 1)
Mark Cruse

Digital Corpora and Scholarly Editions of Latin Texts: Features and Requirements of Textual Criticism
Franz Fischer

Multimediality: Space and Sound

Construction–Deconstruction–Reconstruction: The Digital Representation of Architectural Process at the Abbey of Notre-Dame d’Ourscamp
Sheila Bonde, Alexis Coir, and Clark Maines

Soundscapes of Byzantium
Spyridon Antonopoulos, Sharon E. J. Gerstel, Chris Kyriakakis, Konstantinos T. Raptis, and James Donahue

Icons of Sound: Auralizing the Lost Voice of Hagia Sophia
Bissera V. Pentcheva and Jonathan S. Abel

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