The first days of 2024 were dedicated to the opening workshop of the SOLEMNE project. In the intimate setting of Heyendael House on the Radboud University Campus, a group of specialists working with early medieval normative sources and digital datasets gathered to share lessons learned and future ambitions.

Huize Heyendael, Radboud University Nijmegen

Inspiring examples of the combination of early medieval sources and digital humanities were presented by Sören Kaschke (Capitularia project), Abigail Firey (Carolingian Canon Law project), Helena Geitz (Burchards Dekret Digital project), Danica Summerlin and Christof Rolker (Clavis canonum project), Shari Boodts and Gleb Schmidt (PASSIM project). The current state of research on the technical side of digital datasets was presented by Arjen de Vries (Radboud Institute for Computing and Information Sciences). The meetings produced a lot of food for thought. The conversations will undoubtedly continue in the years to come.