MEDEA. Modeling semantically Enriched Digital Edition of Accounts

First meeting in Regensburg, October 22-24, 2015



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Location: “Haus der Begegnung”, Hinter der Grieb 8, 93047 Regensburg



Get-together | Registration


Welcome | Introduction

MEDEA project team


Panel 1

2.20 – 2.40

James Cummings (University of Oxford):

Encoding Financial Records in TEI: Two Case Studies

2.40 – 3.00

Syd Bauman (Northeastern University; Boston, MA):

What do you need?: Data Structures for Modeling Digital Editions of Accounts


3.15 – 3.30 

Coffee break


Panel 2

3.30 – 3.50

Ben W. Brumfield, Anna S. Agbe-Davies, (University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, NC):

Encoding Account Books Relating to Slavery in the U.S. South

3.50 – 4.10

Elena S. Korchmina (National Research University – Higher School of Economics; Moscow):

The Practice of Personal Finance and the Problem of Debt among the Noble Elite in Eighteenth-Century Russia

4.10 – 4.30

Friederike Scholten (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität; Münster):

Analyzing Productivity and Rationality on the Basis of Account Books – Westphalia and Rhineland 1650-1850


4.45 – 5.00

Coffee break


Panel 3

5.00 – 5.20

Peter Rauscher, Andrea Serles (Universität Wien):

The Danube Trade in the 17th and 18th Centuries: Digital Editions of Mass Sources

5.20 – 5.40

Sally M. Schultz (School of Business, State University of New York at New Paltz; New Paltz, NY):

Compiling Data on Early American Business Transactions

5.40 – 6.00

Thomas Frank (Università di Pavia):

Dealing with Quantitative Sources for the History of Late Medieval Land Markets


6.15 – 6.25

Short break



MEDEA discussion time



Conference Dinner (in town)

FRIDAY, Oct 23
Location: University of Regensburg, Großer Sitzungssaal des Philosophikums (PT 3.0.79)


Panel 4

 9.00 – 9.20

Jörg Rogge, Simone Würz (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität; Mainz):

The Digital Edition of the “Augsburger Baumeisterbücher” (1320-1466)

9.20 – 9.40

Sonia Calvi, Jonas Sagelsdorff (Universität Basel):

Annual Accounts of the City of Basel, 1535-1610


9.50 – 10.05

Coffee break


10.05 – 10.25

Nikolaus Ruge (Universität Trier):

Linguistic Perspectives on Medieval Account Books: The comptes de la baumaîtrie of the City of Luxembourg (1388-1500)

10.25 – 10.45

Clifford B. Anderson (Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN):

Abraham Kuyper as Publisher. Analyzing the Finances of De Heraut and De Standaard


10.55 – 11.05

Short break


Panel 5

11.05 – 11.25

Georg Vogeler (Karl-Franzens-Universität; Graz):

Separation of Concerns: Modelling Economical Data in Texts

11.25 – 11.45

Monika Eisenhauer (Koblenz):

Transformation of Economic Data into Modern Digital Media – The Report of Abbot Heinrich Libler from the Year 1640

11.45 – 12.05

Susan Perdue (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; Charlottesville, VA):

Accounts and Ledgers: Retaining the Look and Feel of Thomas Jefferson’s Financial Documents


12.20 – 2.30

Get-together | Lunch (pizzeria on campus)


Panel 6

2.30 – 2.50

Jennifer Stertzer, Erica Cavanaugh (University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA):

George Washington Financial Papers: Documents & Data

2.50 – 3.10

Anna Paulina Orlowska (Universität Kiel):

Everything in its Proper Place? – Topological Evolution in Medieval Account Books at the Example of Johan Pyre


3.20 – 3.30

Short break


3.30 – 3.50

Andrew Wareham (University of Roehampton):

Using the Digital Humanities to Analyse Non-Standard Information in the Late Seventeenth-Century Hearth Tax Returns

3.50 – 4.10

Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor (University of California; Davis, CA):

“Bott in Partnership”: Tracking Economic Networks in Receipt Books


4.20 – 4.30

Short break



MEDEA discussion time




Kathrin Pindl (Universität Regensburg):

Regensburg´s Hospital Archives and their Series of Books of Account from 1354


Guided tour

Regensburg ´s Medieval Old Town



Get-together | Informal dinner (in town)



Location: University of Regensburg, Großer Sitzungssaal des Philosophikums (PT 3.0.79)


Panel 7


Mathieu Bonicel (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris):

Double Entry Accountings in Avignon at the End of the Middle Ages and Linked Data Models: a Practical Use-case

8.50 – 9.10

Gudrun Gleba (Universität Rostock):

Urban Accounting in a Medieval Town – Road Work Ahead for Editors

9.10 – 9.30

Katarina Stulrajterova (University of Oxford):

The Dawn of Accountancy: The Gallerani London Ledger 1303


9.45 – 10.00

Coffee break


Panel 8

10.15 – 10.35

Kathryn Tomasek (Wheaton College; Norton, MA):

Encoding Gendered Work

10.35 – 10.55

Øyvind Eide (Universität Passau):

Event-based Modelling of Accounts: from Document Space to Events

10.55 – 11.15

Kurt Fendt (Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, Cambridge, MA):


Coffee break



Medea project team (Wheaton College, MA/ Universität Regensburg/ Universität Graz):

Modeling semantically Enriched Digital Edition of Accounts (MEDEA). An Outline



Plenary discussion

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