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X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometry

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...COSCH Case Studies that have employed this technology: Roman coins, Germolles Definition XRF spectrometry is a non-destructive analytical technique widely used to determine the elemental composition of materials. It has been demonstrated...

Combating Book Theft

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Page with book curse, tenth century. New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, MS 1000, fol. 27v. Public domain. Source: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/tags/digital–collections.The previous chapter lead us...

Desktops

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Translator Simon de Hesdin at work at a broad desk consisting of two parts placed next to one another, 1479. London, BL, Royal 18 E.III, fol. 24r. CC0 1.0 Universal.Source: www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts.While miniatures may...

Introduction

Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Fashion in a medieval age, is that even possible? Weren’t those centuries the Dark Ages?—the antithesis of the dazzling world of catwalks and designer labels?These are questions worth debating. “Fashion,” “Medieval,” and “Dark Ages...

3D Laser Scanning

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The COSCH Case Studies that have employed this technology: Roman coins, Germolles, Kantharos, Bremen Cog, White Bastion, Romanian cultural heritage Definition Traditional surveying uses point measurements of distance and angles. 3D laser...

There and Back Again

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The extravagantly misnamed ‘Fall of the Roman Empire’ greatly weakened, but by no means ended, the epic tale of the œcumenical empire. After a hiatus of a few centuries, contact between Western states and the enduring Roman Empire...

An Interdisciplinary Discussion of the Terminologies Used in Cultural Heritage Research

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Accuracy, artefact, feature, precision, reconstruction, resolution, texture, uncertainty are words central to many discussions of the documentation of cultural heritage. This terminology, whilst broadly understood across the disciplines...

Family and Domesticity

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The House Within A House To cook together is to be a family. In the medieval village of Montaillou, in the Pyrenees, the kitchen was called a house (chas); that is,...
...The activities of COSCH community and the disciplines it represents were as diverse as they could possibly be in research into cultural heritage. To achieve common goals it was of utmost importance to have a common understanding...

From a Buried Fragment to the Virtual Artefact: A Case Study of Greek Pottery

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The fragmentary condition of objects is often an issue in the study of material cultural heritage. In archaeology, and in pottery studies in particular, the fragmentary condition of excavated objects impacts on research into their history...