Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg



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June 14, 2013




8:00 Registration


8:30 Welcome

Joachim Hornegger

Vice-President of University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


8:45 Message from Chairs

Klaus Herbers, Irmgard Fees

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


9:00 Script and Signs. A Computer-based Analysis of High Medieval Papal Charters. A Key to Europe’s Cultural History

Vincent Christlein

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


09:15 Presentation of the Papal Documents Database

Thorsten Schlauwitz

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg


Section I. Traditional Palaeography


09:30 Considerations of the Identification of Scribes: Aims and Methods of Traditional Palaeography (lecture in german)

Martin Wagendorfer

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


10.10 Forensic Handwriting Analysis

Gudrun Bromm

Mannheim Laboratory for Script and Document Analysis


10:50 Break


Section II. Writer Identifcation


11:10 The Right Hand of the Pope: on the Authenticity of the Cardinal Signatures on Papal Privileges from the 12th and 13th Centuries (lecture in german)

Werner Maleczek

University of Vienna


11:50 Role of Automation in the Examination of Handwritten Items: the Lindbergh Case

Sargur Srihari

University at Buffalo - State University of New York


12:30 The Necessity of Simultaneous Multiple Perspectives in Digital Identification of the Hand

Lambert Schomaker

University of Groningen


13:10 Lunch Break


Section III. Digital Palaeography


14:10 The Evolution of Handwriting in the Papal Curia of the 15th Century (lecture in german)

Thomas Frenz

University of Passau


14:50 In Meaning versus Mining, and Putting the Palaeographer in Charge

Peter Stokes

King’s College London


15:30 Break


15:50 Image Analysis and Clustering of Medieval Scripts: an Evaluation Protocol

Dominique Stutzmann

French National Center for Scientific Research


16:30 Handwritten Word Spotting in Historical Documents: the Project Five Centuries of Marriages

Josep Lladós

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona



June 15, 2013


Section IV. General Document Analysis


8:30 Layout of the page and scribe identification in papal privileges

Otfried Krafft

University of Marburg


9:10 Multispectral Image Acquisition and Analysis for Manuscript Research

Robert Sablatnik

Vienna University of Technology


09:50 Break


Section V. Automatic Handwriting Recognition and Analysis


10:10 Diptychon: a Transcription Assistant System for the Separation of Glyphs in Medieval Handwritings

Björn Gottfried, Matthias Lawo

University of Bremen / Monumenta Germaniae Historica and Humanities


10:50 Searching Handwritten Manuscripts

R. Manmatha

University of Massachusetts


11:30 Automatic Tools for Historical Manuscript Analysis

Lior Wolf

Tel Aviv University


12:10 Concluding Discussion

Kurt Gärtner

Trier University


13:00 Lunch & guided tour in Bamberg



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