PROGRAM & ABSTRACTS, Wheaton College

MEDEA: Modeling semantically Enriched Digital Edition of Accounts

Spring meeting at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, April 7-8, 2016



Thursday, 7 April 2016

9:00 – Welcome and Introduction to MEDEA

Kathrin Pindl, Kathryn Tomasek, Georg Vogeler


10:30-12:30 – Session 1: Medieval  Accounts

Encoding gruerie accounts

Christelle Balouzat-Loubet, Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France)

Series, fragments and special books – Regular and specific urban accounting in late medievaltown halls. Can digital methods help them to become alive?

Gudrun Gleba, University of Rostock, Baltic Sea, Germany

Digitalising Late Medieval Account Books: the Borromei Bank Research Project

Francesco GUIDI-BRUSCOLI, University of Florence

A digital edition of economic administration books of the Teutonic Order in Prussia – limits and potentials

Joachim Laczny, University of Hamburg


12:30-2:00    Lunch


2:00-3:00 – Session 2: Early Modern

Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO)

Paul Dingman, Folger Shakespeare Library

Extracting and Analyzing a Taxonomy of Commodities from the Port Books of London: Tracking the Imports of Silk and Mixed Silk Textiles in Early Modern London (1565-1696)

Ness A. Creighton, Georgia State University


3:10-4:30 – Session 3: The Long Eighteenth Century

Taxonomies in the Financial Papers of George Washington

Jennifer Stertzer and Erica Cavanaugh, University of Virginia

Ann DeWitt Bevier, Widow and Estate Manager

Sally Schultz, State University of New York at New Paltz

Accounts in the Adams Family Papers

Rhonda Barlow, Massachusetts Historical Society


Friday, 8 April 2016

9:00-10:20 – Session 4: The Nineteenth Century

A Wealth of Choices: Situating Economic Information in Digital Scholarship

Paige Morgan, University of Miami

Financial Accounts: Coutts & Co. Banking Records of Sir George Thomas Staunton

Jodi Eastberg, Alverno College

Extensibility of ‘Transactionography’ for Multilingual Historical Financial Records

Naoki Kokaze and Kiyonori Nagasaki, University of Tokyo


10:40-12:00 – Session 5: Building Out

Time And Related Dimensions In Sources

Anna Paulina Orlowska, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Science

Tools and Techniques for Enhanced Encoding of Account Books from US Plantations

Anna S. Agbe-Davies, University of North Carolina

Ben Brumfield, Software Engineer

Exploring XBRL for Historic Financial Data

Clifford Anderson, Vanderbilt University


12:00 – Closing remarks and next steps

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