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Old books, new technologies

Can we really teach computers to read the handwriting of the past? What does pigment and DNA analysis tell us about how books were made in the medieval and early modern period?

This session will explore where new technologies meet old books. Using case studies from the Sir Charles Lyell Collection, the Papers of the Scottish Court of Session, and the medieval manuscript collection at the Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh; Green will tease out the boundaries of where technological exploration of cultural artefacts is taking us and where the new intersections in sciences and humanities might be found.

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