Media Technologies and the Digital Humanities in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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Through a multidisciplinary collection of case studies, this book explores the effects of the digital age on medieval and early modern studies.
Divided into two parts, the book examines how people, medieval and modern, engage with medieval media and technology through an exploration of the theory underpinning audience interactions with historical materials in the past and the real-world engagement of a twenty-first century audience with medieval and early modern studies through the multimodal lens of a vast digital landscape. Each case study reveals the diversity of medieval media and technology and challenges readers to consider new types of literacy competencies as scholarly, rigorous methods of engaging in pre-modern investigations of materiality. Essays in the first section engage in the examination of medieval media, mediation, and technology from a theoretical framework, while the second section explores how digitization, smart-technologies, digital mapping, and the internet have shaped medieval and early modern studies today.
The book will be of interest to students in undergraduate or graduate intermediate or advanced courses as well as scholars, in medieval studies, art history, architectural history, medieval history, literary history, and religious history.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1 1. From Audits to Confessionals: The Influence of Accounting Technology on Medieval Penitential Pedagogy 2. As Nimble as The Pen of a Scribe: The Mediating Tongue in Aquinas’s Commentary On The Psalms Part 2 3. Current Investigations of An Eighteenth-Century Technological Procedures: The Tombeaux De Princes 4. Maps, Views, and Chorographies: An Examination of the Depiction of Place and the Representation of Architecture in the Civitates Orbis Terrarum Part 3 5. Ars combinatoria: Deciphering Earthly and Divine in the Medieval World and Beyond 6. "It’s like I’m actually there!": Jumbotrons, Liveness, and the Corpus Christi Part 4 7. Simulating The Seventeenth Century Dutch Art Market in The Twenty-First Century Classroom 8. The Virtual Renaissance: Adopting Virtual Reality to Transform How Art History Is Taught Part 5 9. Reflections
Katharine D. Scherff is Postdoc Lecturer and teaches for the School of Art and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center at Texas Tech University.
Lane J. Sobehrad is Coordinator of Research and Innovation for Lubbock ISD and is Affiliated Faculty with the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center at Texas Tech University.