Cancellation (poss.: postponement) of Meeting

As of yesterday, the Austrian government has ordered universities to close in-person teaching through Easter, as part of precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Accordingly, the University of Graz has cancelled both classroom instruction and public gatherings for that period. While our meeting is not technically affected by this order at present, due to the uncertainty and the inability of several colleagues to travel due to their own countries’ travel restrictions, we are cancelling the formal aspects of the meeting.

Anyone who has already booked travel to Graz and decides (based upon the situation in April) to come is very welcome to join us at our Centre in a smaller and less-formal discussion of projects, dinner, and discussion.

We are investigating the possibility of rescheduling the meeting in the near future.

Announcement and Solicitation of Poster Presentations

In the several years since the last conference/workshop dedicated to the study of Digital Diplomatics, new technologies have emerged and new projects have come to fruition. This conference/workshop will bring together selected leading and upcoming experts in the study of Digital Diplomatics and related fields, to facilitate a productive exchange on the state and the future of the field. The conference will include expert panels, lightning talks, and a poster session, which is currently open for submissions. We are soliciting posters on any subject related to the study of charters and computing, including:

  • Machine Learning for Digital Diplomatics
  • Linguistic Corpora for Digital Diplomatics
  • Digitally Mediated Archives for Diplomatics
  • The Future of Diplomatics

The poster session will be attended by leading experts in the field. Currently confirmed guests include: Antonella Ambrosio (Naples), S├ębastien Barret (CNRS), Michael Gervers (Toronto), Tobias Hodel (Bern), Timo Korkiakangas (Helsinki), Els De Parmentier (Ghent), Peter Stokes (Paris), and Zarko Vujesovic (Vienna/Belgrade).

Submission Guidelines:
Please send a 100-word abstract of the poster project and a short C.V. to Sean Winslow sean.winslow@uni-graz.at. Though there is a hard deadline of 17 March 12:00 GMT, proposals received before then will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and a decision will be made within a week of receipt, and by 19 March at the latest.

Digital Diplomatics 2020

The blog accompanies a group of researchers who are developing a vision for “digital diplomatics” after 2020. The group will meet for a symposium in Graz in April 2020 and develop a common position to be published as a whitepaper. This blog accompanies the event and the development of the common text. It will present current developments, theoretical reflections and examples on the digital work with medieval documents, instruments and charters.