Högre seminarium: Katarzyna Anna Kapitan

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Engelska parken 16-2041
  • Lecturer: Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Junior Research Fellow på Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Contact person: Lasse Mårtensson
  • Seminarium

Digital Old Norse philology, or some perspectives on saga scholarship in the digital age

Computer-assisted methods of analysis open wide possibilities for asking new research questions and exploring new areas of textual and manuscript studies, which lie outside the reach of traditional methods. These can be questions of historical reception of texts, ethnic genre in literature, or authorship attribution. At the same time, computer-assisted analysis of texts preserved in manuscript form poses numerous challenges, from the instability of manuscripts as artefacts, through orthographic and textual variations, to multiple reworkings of texts. In my talk, I will address possibilities and challenges of applying digital approaches to saga literature by discussing some experiences with computer-assisted stemmatics and network analysis of manuscript context.