8th Annual PKMS Conference: “New Media and the Middle Ages”

med_modFriday, March 1
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 9205
Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10016

8th Annual PKMS Conference
“New Media and the Middle Ages”

10:00 Registration

10:30 Panel 1: Sacred Technologies: Media and Memory
Moderator: Debra Hilborn, Graduate Center, CUNY

“Office Prayer as Technology-use”
Paul Holchak, English Program, Graduate Center, CUNY

“A Multimedia Devotional Panel and the Journey from the Material to the Immaterial”
Sarah Dillon, Assistant Professor, Kingsborough Community College

11:45 Panel 2: Digital Exploration: Mapping and Data Mining”
Moderator: David Heayn, Graduate Center, CUNY

“Exploratory Analysis of Arabic Biographical Collections: the case of al-Dhahabi’s (d. 1347 CE) ‘History of Islam'”
Maxim Romanov, PhD Candidate in Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Michigan
50 Seconds of Islamic History

“The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Map: Google Earth and 1,000-year-old Texts”
Rebecca Shores, University of North Carolina

12:45 Lunch Break

1:45 Keynote: “Virtual Mappa, or History Lessons in New Media”
Martin Foys, Associate Professor of English, Drew University; Co-director of the Digital Mappaemundi Project

3:00 Panel 3: Digital Humanities at Work: Current Projects
Moderator: Chase Robinson, Provost, Graduate Center, CUNY

“Mapping a Medieval Career: Jean Gerson, Joan of Arc and the Power of Data Visualization”
Miriam Ward, SUNY New Paltz

“Documenting Cappadocia: Building a Community through Digital Scholarship”
Alice Lynn McMichael, Art History, Graduate Center, CUNY
Documenting Cappadocia

4:00 Reception

The Eighth Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Interdisciplinary Student Conference
with the generous support of the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives, Medieval Studies Certificate Program, Doctoral Students Council, and Art History, History, English, Music, and Theatre departments.

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