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WS-07: Full day workshops and tutorials
Monday, 08/Jul/2019:
9:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Punt
80 pax

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Pre-Conference Workshop and Tutorial
Languages: English
Disciplines and fields: epigraphy and paleography
Subjects and methods: cultural artifacts digitisation - theory, methods and technologies, linking and annotation, manuscripts description and representation
Keywords: paleography, annotation, modelling, FOSS

Analysing Visual Communication in Theory and Practice with Archetype

Peter Anthony Stokes1, Debora Marques de Matos2, Neil Jakeman3

1École Pratique des Hautes Études – Université PSL; 2University of Münster; 3King's College London

The goal of this workshop is to use Archetype to introduce participants to the theoretical and practical issues around describing and categorising handwriting and other visual communication. This will be done primarily through practical application for a range of different cases including not only left-to-right alphabets but also hieroglyphs, ideographs and others as well as right-to-left and top-to-bottom scripts and decoration.

Archetype (formerly known as the DigiPal Framework) is a generalised system for the online presentation of images with structured annotations and data which allows users to analyse, describe, search for, view, and organise detailed characteristics of handwriting or other material in both verbal and visual form. Designed primarily for the palaeographical analysis of handwriting, it was first developed at King’s College London for the Digital Resource and Database for Palaeography, Manuscript Studies and Diplomatic (DigiPal) project, funded by the European Research Council, and has since been extended by the King’s Digital Lab particularly through the Models of Authority and Exon Domesday projects. Available as FOSS, it now used in around two dozen research projects, most of which are small private studies but some of which are the result of large funded research projects.

'Modelling Multigraphism: The Digital Representation of Multiple Scripts and Alphabets', in Digital Humanities 2018 Book of Abstracts, ed. by J. Girón Palau and I. Galina Russell (Mexico City, 2018), pp. 292–96

Exon: The Domesday Survey of South-West England, ed. by P.A. Stokes, Studies in Domesday, gen ed. J. Crick (London, 2018). Available at <>;

Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government 1100–1250. <>;, King's College London (2017).

P.A. Stokes, 'Scribal Attribution Across Multiple Scripts: A Digitally-Aided Approach', Speculum 92 (2017): S65–85. doi:10.1086/693968

Stokes, P.A., S. Brookes, G. Noël, J.R. Davies, T. Webber, D. Broun, A. Taylor, and J. Tucker (2016). The Models of Authority Project: Extending the DigiPal Framework for Script and Decoration. Digital Humanities 2016: Conference Abstracts. Krakow: pp. 896-99, (accessed 8 January 2019).

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