Coffee & Viz - Using Digital Humanities Tools to Explore Medieval Literature, Art, and Media


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Friday, February 8, 2019
9:30am to 10:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-02-08 09:30:00 2019-02-08 09:30:00 Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library


Event Description

Dr. Martin Foys, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss the digital humanities movement as it relates to medieval literature, art, and media. In addition, he will discuss the Digital Mappa resource, a powerful tool used by digital humanities scholars to transform their work. Dr. Foys is an expert on the Bayeux Tapestry, a medieval embroidered cloth which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. He has also worked on widows, witchcraft and medieval real estate; Anglo-carolingian texts; and digitization projects for medieval maps. Dr. Foys will discuss Digital Mappa in relation to his own work on the digital Bayeux Tapestry, and to the recent collaboration at the NC State University Libraries on a life-sized digital version of the Tapestry with Dr. Julie Mell and others in the NC State History Department.

Contact Information

Shaun Bennett
(919) 515-5232

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.