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Inaugural Digital History and New Directions in Crusade Studies Network

Online

9th February 2023

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Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades Sixth Symposium

University of Leicester

March 2023

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Leeds International Medieval Congress

July 2023

The Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades sponsored 3 sessions at this year's International Medieval Congress:

Session Number: 1216 , Digital History and New Directions in Crusade Studies, I: Surveying, Visualising, and Analysing Textual and Material Networks and Entanglements

Date/Time: Wednesday 05 July 2023, 14.15-15.45 Format: In Person Session

Sponsor: Digital History & New Directions in Crusade Studies Network / Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades / Centre for the Study of Religion & Conflict

Session Organiser: Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Moderator: Natasha Ruth Hodgson, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University

Session Abstract: The first of two sessions on Digital History and New Directions in Crusade Studies introduces three projects that employ digital resources to survey, visualise, and analyse textual and material networks and entanglements. Alexander Marx harvests existing databases to catalogue and categorise references to the Roman conquest of Jerusalem in 70 AD and fuses this data with his own database on the reception of the conquest in the Middle Ages. Focusing on those regions in the eastern Mediterranean under Latin rule in the 12th-15th centuries, Rafca Nasr is developing a digital research tool that will provide an extensive corpus of data on, and a systematic overview of female images belonging to various artistic media, while Isabelle Ortega and Anne Tchounikine are creating a digital resource to study, visualise and analyse noble family networks and their entanglements.

Paper -a Title: The Medieval Reception of the Roman Conquest of Jerusalem in 70: Exploiting Digital Resources on a Seminal Historical Event Language: English Speaker(s): Alexander Marx, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg:

Paper -b Title: Female Representation in the Latin East: An Extensive Digital Database Language: English Speaker(s): Rafca Nasr, Département d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie, Université de Fribourg

Paper -c Title: Noble Networks in the Latin East Language: English Speaker(s): Isabelle Ortega, Risques chroniques émergents (CHROME - EA 7352), Université de Nîmes & Anne Tchounikine, Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d'information (LIRIS - UMR 5205), Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon


Session Number: 1316 , Digital History and New Directions in Crusade Studies, II: Tools and Possibilities

Date/Time: Wednesday 05 July 2023, 16.30-18.00 Format: In Person Session

Sponsor: Digital History & New Directions in Crusade Studies Network / Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades / Centre for the Study of Religion & Conflict

Session Organiser: Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Moderator: Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Session Abstract: The second session on Digital History and New Directions in Crusade Studies explores a variety of digital tools with potential for driving forward research in the field. Natasha Hodgson will first seek to assess the needs of crusades scholars in terms of digital resources and then identify readily available digital tools than can enhance research as well as accessibility. Kate Arnold investigates how new digital tools in the field of experimental, virtual, archaeological acoustics may help recreate battle soundscapes during the crusades. Jason T. Roche demonstrates the potential of agent-based modelling for simulating the movement of the First Crusaders between Nikaia and the so-called battle of Dorylaion in 1097.

Paper -a Title: Digital Tools for Crusader Studies Language: English Speaker(s): Natasha Ruth Hodgson, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University

Paper -b Title: Battles in the Crusading Soundscape Language: English Speaker(s): Kate Arnold, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University

Paper -c Title: MWGrid and the First Crusade: Agent-Based Simulations of the March between Nikaia and the So-Called Battle of Dorylaion, 1097 Language: English Speaker(s): Jason T. Roche, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University


Session Number: 1416 , Digital History and New Directions in Crusade Studies, III: A Round Table Discussion

Date/Time: Wednesday 05 July 2023, 19.00-20.00 Format: In Person Session

Session Organiser: Natasha Ruth Hodgson, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University

Moderator: Natasha Ruth Hodgson, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University

Session Abstract: This session aims to build on two additional paper sessions set up by the newly established network for Digital History and New Directions in Crusade Studies, of which Roche and Hodgson are founder members. It will incorporate representatives from established digital projects including the _Database of Crusaders to the Holy Land_ and the Revised _Regesta Regni Hierosolymitani_, which is undergoing significant development through the forthcoming year. However, it also seeks to identify and showcase new, needs-based approaches for digital tools in relation to crusader studies and explore future possibilities for potential to advance research in this area. Participants include Myra Miranda Bom (University of London / University of Cambridge), Anna Gutgarts (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Alan V. Murray (University of Leeds), and Jason T. Roche (Manchester Metropolitan University). Sponsors: Northern Network for the Study of the Crusades/Centre for the Study of Religion & Conflict

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