Project Details






Robert Sablatnig


Fabian Hollaus
Robert Sablatnig
Simon Brenner



CIMA – Centre of Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage

The project is devoted to the recording, investigation and transcription of several manuscripts, mainly written in Latin, Greek or Slavic script on the one hand, and the further development and application of new technical means for the preservation, investigation and virtual restoration of (damaged) written cultural heritage and its access for the research community, on the other.

Ordinary photograph and multispectral imaging result.
Continuing the FWF-projects The Sinaitic Glagolitic Sacramentary (Euchologium) Fragments (P19608) and The Enigma of the Sinaitic Glagolitic Tradition (P23133) this project continues the interdisciplinary collaboration of the Institute of Slavic Studies (ISS), University of Vienna (humanities), the Computer Vision Lab, Vienna University of Technology (computer scientists) and the Institute of Science and Technology in Art (ISTA), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (chemists).

In this joint venture three complex results are to be expected:
1. editions and comparative data of the relevant documents (codicology, palaeography, graphemics, and material);
2. improved imaging devices and new computer-programmes for the preservation, analysis and restoration of (damaged) written sources; and
3. the solution of the “Sinaitic Glagolitic Enigma”, i.e. new insights in the literary, ecclesiastic and overall
cultural history of the Slavs and their connections with the Christian Orient.

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