#HistMonastDH | Conference: Monasteries in the Digital Humanities (September 12-15, 2017, Częstochowa)

Ordensgeschichte 2017-09-02

via Marek Derwich, Wrocław:


12–15 September 2017

Pauline Monastery of Jasna Góra (Częstochowa)


Conference organizer:

Wrocławskie Towarzystwo Miłośników Historii, oddział Polskiego Towarzystwa Historycznego

(Wroclaw Historical Lovers Association, a branch of the Polish Historical Society)


Organizing committee

Marek Derwich, chairman (derwich@gmail.com)

Weronika Wojciech, secretary (projekt@kasaty.pl)


Proceedings, accommodation and meals:

Klasztor OO. Paulinów Jasna Góra (Pauline monastery of Jasna Góra) Dom Pielgrzyma (Pilgrim House) ul. Kardynała St. Wyszyńskiego 1/31 (Cardinal St. Wyszyński 1/31) 42-225 Częstochowa, Poland phone: +48 34 377 77 21 email: dp@jasnagora.pl


Informations about the conference, including abstracts of papers, available at: https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ao2e0VoERdxdhm7bj_aj_W6V2-cF


Short programme

12 September

I. State of research, 930–1100

II. Monastic presence online, 1130–1320

III. Institutions, 1500–1650

IV. Websites, 1720–1900

13 September

V. Projects: generals, 1000–1210

VI. Projects: dissolutions, 1240–1400

VII. Projects: GIS, 1520–1640

VIII. Projects: architecture, 1710–1930

14 September

IX. Projects: female monasticism, 900–1020

X. Projects: libraries, 1050–1210

XI. Projects: archives, 1240–1400

XII. Projects: manuscripts, 1530–1720

XIII. Projets: editions, 1750–1940

15 September

XIV. Projects: religious, 900–1020

Workshop 1, 1100–1230

Workshop 2, 1300–1430

Tour of the Paulin monastery of Jasna Góra, 1530–1830



12 September (Tuesday)

830–930 Registration of participants (Entrance hall)

930–940 Opening ceremony (Chapel)

I. State of research

940–1000 Juliusz Raczkowski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland), Digital humanities in Poland. Possibilities, opportunities and threats

1000–1020 Arvydas Pacevičius (absent), Vigintas Stancelis (Vilnius University, Lithuania), Digitisation and communication of documental heritage of monasteries in Lithuania: current state and prospects

1020–1040 Maksymilian Kuśka (John Paul II Pontifical University in Cracow; Archives and Library of the Brothers Hospitallers in Cieszyn, Poland), Digitalisation of archive records in monasteries of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God in Poland – current state and prospects

1040–1100 Discussion

1100–1130 Coffee Break

II. Monastic presence online

1130–1150 Isabelle Jonveaux (University of Graz, Austria; École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, France), Reception of monastic presence online. Expectations, critics and online experience

1150–1210 Marcin Jewdokimow (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland), Autopresentations of monks and presentations of Benedictine monasteries – a visual analysis of selected websites

1210–1230 Laszlo Ferenczi (Central European University in Budapest, Hungary), The Cistercian network and social network analysis – building a database

1230–1250 Father Aleksander Krzysztof Sitnik (Franciscan Observants Monastery in Cracow, Poland), Popularizing of knowledge of monasteries of the Franciscan Observant monks and nuns in Poland online

1250–1320 Discussion

1330–1430 Lunch (Restaurant)

III. Institutions

1500–1520 Peter Heyrman (absent), Joris Colla (KADOC-Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), Towards a digital research infrastructure on the history of 19th and 20th century religious institutes in Flanders/Belgium. The contextual web database ODIS, the catalogues and the digital repository of KADOC, the Documentation and Research Centre for Religion, Culture and Society of KU Leuven – Catholic University of Leuven

1520–1540 Bärbel Kröger (Germania Sacra, Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Germany), A database of monasteries, convents and collegiate churches of the Old Empire. Germania Sacra online

1540–1600 Geert Van Reyn (Katholieke Universitit Leuven, Belgium), The digital component of the study and documentation centre ”Capuchins in the Low Countries”

1600–1620 Hildegard Herrmann-Schneider (RISM Tirol-Südtirol & OFM Austria, Institut für Tiroler Musikforschung, Innsbruck, Austria), Music sources of tyrolean monasteries on the internet

1620–1650 Discussion

1650–1720 Coffee Break

IV. Websites

1720–1740 Maria Rottler (University of Vienna, Austria), Blogging about the history of monasteries and religious orders: the multi-author blog “Ordensgeschichte“

1740–1800 Kateřina Charvátová (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic), Radka Těšínská-Lomičková (Prague, Czech Republic), The website “Klášterní stezky” (“Monastic itineraries”)

1800–1820 Yannick Van Loon (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), Jesuitica.be: the growth of a virtual research porta

1840–1900 Discussion

1930 Ceremonial dinner (Restaurant)


13 September (Wednesday)

V. Projects: generals

1000–1020 Noëlle Deflou-Leca (Grenoble Alps University, France), The COLÉMON platform: a digital corpus of geolocated monasteries and churches of the Middle Ages

1020–1040 Janet Burton (University of Wales Trinity St David, United Kingdom), Karen Stöber (University of Lleida, Spain), Medieval monasticism in a digital age: the Monastic Wales Project

1040–1100 Felicita Tramontana (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, University of Warwick, United Kingdom), Digital tools, monasteries and early modern mobility

1100–1120 Georg Vogeler (Graz University, Austria), Monasterium.net. Towards a virtual research environment for monastic history

1120–1210 Discussion

1210–1240 Coffee Break

VI. Projects: dissolutions

1240–1300 James G. Clark, Charlotte Tupman (University of Exeter, United Kingdom), The digital dissolution: developing new critical and comparative perspectives on the end of monasticism in Europe

1300–1320 Marek Derwich (University of Wrocław, Poland), The project “Cultural heritage of dissolved monasteries on the territory of former Poland, Lithuania and in Silesia in 18th and 19th century: fate, significance, cataloguing” and Hereditas Monasteriorum Knowledge Portal (pw.kasaty.pl)

1320–1340 Marek Wójcikowski, Szymon Sztajer (Razor s.c., Wrocław, Poland), Challenges involving in designing a web application for cataloguing and publishing historical data, as exemplified by the Hereditas Monasteriorum Knowledge Portal (pw.kasaty.pl)

1340–1400 Discussion

1410–1510 Lunch (Restaurant)

VII. Projects: GIS

1520–1540 Xavier Costa Badia (University of Barcelona, Spain), Monasteries in time and space: the possibilities of GIS for mapping spiritual landscapes in the Early Middle Ages

1540–1600 Jan Kremer (CKS-Centre for Medieval Studies in Prague, Czech Republic), Medieval Benedictine foundations in Central Europe: development and perspectives of the database and GIS project

1600–1620 Johnny Grandjean Gøgsig Jakobsen (University of Copenhagen, Danemark), “KlosterGIS DK” and “Diplomatarium OP Dacie” online

1620–1640 Discussion

1640–1710 Coffee Break

VIII. Projects: architecture

1710–1730 Anna Bojęś-Białasik (Cracow University of Technology, Poland), Digital techniques in architectural research of monasteries

1730–1750 Anna Bojęś-Białasik (Cracow University of Technology, Poland), Marcin Szyma (Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland), 3D scanning and digital reconstructions as a method of architectural research of mendicant monasteries in Cracow

1750–1810 Aurelio Stoppini, Raffaella Brigante (absent), Andrea Brozzi (absent), Fabio Radicioni (absent) (University of Perugia, Italy), The Monastery of San Mamiliano at the Montecristo island: geomatic technologies from surveys to a 3D model

1810–1830 Marcin Szyma, Marek Walczak (Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland), Mapping the Dominican convent in Cracow

1830–1850 Eduardo Carrero Santamaría (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain), Monasteries Santes Creus and Piedra. A project on Cistercian architecture, liturgy, sound and digital humanities

1850–1930 Discussion

2000 Dinner (Restaurant)


14 September (Thursday) 

IX. Projects: female monasticism

900–920 Delfina Isabel Nieto Isabel (University of Barcelona, Spain), Spiritual landscapes: a digital doorway to female monasticism in medieval Iberia

920–940 Sebastian Roebert (Leipzig University, Germany; University of Barcelona, Spain), “Claustra” and “Paisajes espirituales”: cartography of female monasticism in the Iberian Peninsula and the Western Mediterranean

940–1000 Bronagh Ann McShane (National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland), Digitaly mapping the reception and circulation of female-authored texts among Catholic religious orders across Europe

1000–1020 Discussion

1020–1050 Coffee Break

X. Projects: libraries

1050–1110 Hannah Busch (Trier Center for Digital Humanities, Germany), Virtual exploration of the mediaeval library of St. Matthias in Trier

1110–1130 Renáta Modráková (National Library of Czech Republic in Prague), The reconstruction of former Czech Benedictine monasteries libraries in Manuscriptorium Digital Library

1130–1150 Markéta Holubová (Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, absent: relator: Jan Zdichynec, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic), Rekonstruktion der Bibliothek der Jesuitenresidenz in Mariaschein (Bohosudov) bei Teplitz

1150–1210 Discussion

1210–1240 Coffee Break 

XI. Projects: archives

1240–1300 Sarah Barthélemy (Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), Creating inventories and managing archives with basic MS Access databases

1300–1320 Sister Gabriele Ausra Vasiliauskaitė (Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania), A review of existing documents in the archive of the Benedictine Convent of Kaunas

1320–1340 Iwona Pogorzelska, Anna Rogowska (State Archives in Kielce, Poland), Monastic sources online in the States Archives in Poland

1340–1400 Discussion

1410–1510 Lunch (Restaurant)

XII. Projects: manuscripts

1530–1550 Michael B. Toth (University College London, United Kingdom), Dispersed manuscript leaves offer new digital insight into monastery legacy

1550–1610 Maria Stieglecker (Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Austria), Building Bridges. Watermarks and the network of monastic manuscript production

1610–1630 Matija Ogrin (Research Centre of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia), The Capuchin convent of Škofja Loka and the related manuscripts of Slovenian Baroque literature. An approach in Digital Humanities

1630–1650 Stephan Lauper (University of Freiburg, Switzerland), The manuscripts of the commandery of St. John “Zum Grünen Wörth” in Strasbourg

1650–1720 Discussion

1720–1750 Coffee Break

XIII. Projets: editions

1750–1810 Tobias Hodel (University of Zurich, Switzerland), Connecting charters and chartularies: the digital edition of the Königsfelden Abbey – approaching documentary practices

1810–1830 Irene Rabl (University of Vienna, Austria), The letters of the Pez correspondence: a transforming edition

1830–1850 Maria Rottler (University of Vienna, Austria), Roman Zirngibl, a Benedictine in St. Emmeram, historian and archivist: a digital scholarly edition of his diaries, letters and monthly reports

1850–1910 Anastasia Preobrazhenskaya (Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia), Simeon of Polotsk: a monk and a poet in the 17th century Muscovy. Building a digitised corpus of monastic writings

1910–1940 Discussion

2000 Dinner (Restaurant)


15 September (Friday)

XIV. Projects: religious

900–920 Rafał Witkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland), From a manuscript necrology to a digital data base. New forms of prosopographic studies based on examples of the monastic communities of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

920–940 Hedvika Kuchařová (Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians in Strahov; Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague), Kateřina Bobková-Valentová (Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague), The bio-bibliographical database of members of the religious order living in the Czech lands in the Early Modern Age

940–1000 Zsuzsa Pető (Central European University in Budapest, Hungary), The hermits of the king, the hermits of the people: Pauline monastic space in the Carpathian Basin until the mid-fifteenth century

1000–1020 Discussion

1020–1050 Coffee Break

Workshop 1

1100–1230 Tobias Hodel (Historisches Seminar, University of Zurich, Switzerland), READ: Read manuscripts with Transcribus [read.transkribus.eu; READ = Recognition and Enrichment of Archival Documents] (PDF)

1230–1300 Coffee Break

Workshop 2

1300–1430 Michael B. Toth (University College London, United Kingdom), An Introductory Workshop for Implementing Effective Digitizations (PDF)

1445–1530 Lunch (Restaurant)

1530–1830 Tour of the Paulin monastery of Jasna Góra

1930 Dinner (Restaurant)




Marek Derwich (derwich@gmail.com) or Weronika Wojciech (projekt@kasaty.pl)