Workshop Digital Humanities and Inquisitorial Studies (Lisbon, 22-23 June, 2023)

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Call for Papers
February 19, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Early Modern History and Period Studies

This colloquium marks the end of the exploratory research project "The Transcription of the Processes of the Portuguese Inquisition (1536-1821)" (TraPrInq), funded by FCT, in which, for 18 months, a Luso-Brazilian team of paleographers created an artificial intelligence model based on machine learning for the automatic transcription of the processes of the Portuguese Inquisition. The present colloquium responds to a double need: to make a methodological evaluation of the results of the project, and to explore the horizons and possibilities of digital palaeography, which has seen a marked development in the last decade. 

The colloquium is therefore open to proposals for papers from researchers interested in these topics.

The paper proposed, to be submitted to: until February, 19, should not exceed 20 minutes, covering the two fields in question, both (a) digital practices in the study of primary sources and (b) field studies. It is advisable to find out about the current project by consulting the two reference sites. Special attention will be given to proposals that can advance the subsequent phase of this project, i.e. the creation of structures or the use of existing platforms for large-scale transcription and editing of documentary collections, institutional collaboration with the archives that hold these collections, etc.

Fields: a) Digital Palaeography, Digital Humanities, HTR for historical documents; b) Inquisitorial Studies, Early Modern Studies.

Modality: in presence and online.

Scientific Committee:

  • João Batista Bottentuit (Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brasil)
  • Isabel Drumond Braga (Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Cristina Costa Gomes (Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Günter Mühlberger (Innsbrück Universität)
  • José Alberto Tavim (Universidade de Lisboa)
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