Digital Humanities: The Case of Emblem Books and Early Modern Images
Workshop Round Table with Peter M. Daly, Bernard Deschamps (McGill), Wim van Dongen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
May 10, 2018 – 10:30am-1pm – Memorial Library, Special Collections Seminar Room
We will discuss the role of the humanities in creating descriptions of early modern images in prints and books and in understanding their context, meaning, and cultural significance. Among other topics, we will address the importance of open access as well as the merits and limits of iconclass, using the example of arkyves.org.
Peter M. Daly pioneered digitization in the field of emblem studies, creating a database of emblem books and research literature; Bernard Deschamps is Peter Daly’s collaborator on the digital Union Catalogue of Emblem Books; Wim van Dongen (VU Amsterdam) is the editor of the IDC collection of emblem books on microfiche and an expert on Dutch and German digitizing projects.