10 and 1/2 Lessons in Manuscript Database Building

A while ago, I was invited by the Fernuniversität Hagen to present on a topic close to my heart: online manuscript databases. I became interested in this topic when I started to build my own manuscript database as a part of the Innovating Knowledge project in 2018. Back then, I thought manuscript databases are cool,Continue reading “10 and 1/2 Lessons in Manuscript Database Building”

How innovative are early medieval manuscripts of the Etymologiae?

When I began my Innovating Knowledge project more than four years ago, one of my intentions was to map how manuscripts of the Etymologiae attracted interpolations and other ‘edits’ in the early Middle Ages. As the Etymologies is an encyclopaedia, and moreover one that its author never completed, it is no surprise that it actedContinue reading “How innovative are early medieval manuscripts of the Etymologiae?”

485 manuscripts of the Etymologiae under one roof!

It is official: the Innovating Knowledge project had successfully ended a few weeks ago! (A project bilan summing up what it achieved and what are some of its tastiest outputs will be published soon, I promise.) For now, let me introduce you to the most significant project tool: a database of all surviving and identifiedContinue reading “485 manuscripts of the Etymologiae under one roof!”

Conference programme: Networks of Manuscripts, Networks of Texts

A three-day online conference organized by the Innovating Knowledge Project 21-23 October 2020Online eventall times are in CET (time converter) Wednesday, 21 October 13.15 – 13.30 CET Conference welcome Network Analysis as a Method for the Study of Manuscripts moderator: Hannah Busch (Huygens ING, KNAW, Amsterdam) 13.30 – 14.10 CET 14.20 – 15.00 CET 15.10Continue reading “Conference programme: Networks of Manuscripts, Networks of Texts”

Where to find Isidore’s Etymologiae?

Featured image: London, British Library, Harley 3941/2, fol. 177r: a little map of the world squeezed in the margin of the chapter De orbe (Etym. XIIII 2) We have all been there. Whether in the middle of a busy day or during a lazy weekend, a burning question arose in your mind that Wikipedia cannotContinue reading “Where to find Isidore’s Etymologiae?”

Pre tých, ktorých zaujímajú dejiny epidémii

Váš najskromnejší rozprávač sa s vami dnes chce podeliť s malou novinkou: tento mesiac vychádza v slovenčina kniha, na ktorej sa autorsky podieľal. Ide o Epidémie v dejinách z dielne redakcie HistoryWebu. O čom táto kniha je asi samovravné. Váš najskromnejší rozprávač prispel do tohoto titulu troma článkami. Dva z nich sú venované starším epidémiamContinue reading “Pre tých, ktorých zaujímajú dejiny epidémii”

Project Bilan: After 2 Years

At the end of April 2020, the Innovating Knowledge project has silently reached the end of its second year. In normal circumstances, there would be one more year to go. However, in the altered circumstances of the corona crisis, it is evident that the project will be expanded by at least a few months. HowContinue reading “Project Bilan: After 2 Years”

Call for Papers: Networks of Manuscripts, Networks of Texts

The ‘Innovating Knowledge’ Project is calling for submissions for an international conference to be held on 22-23 October 2020 at Huygens ING, Amsterdam In the last decade, methods of network analysis developed by social scientists have been increasingly applied to historical disciplines. As a result, we have seen the emergence of new bodies of researchersContinue reading “Call for Papers: Networks of Manuscripts, Networks of Texts”