Project QVIRE: AI aids medieval manuscript research

Medieval hand-written books are an important component of the cultural heritage stored in both Slovak and European memory institutions. 

The biggest obstacles in the traditional palaeographic and codicological evaluation of manuscripts are:

  • high time and financial requirements
  • dependence on big data
  • potentially high level of human error or subjective perception

Many of these obstacles can now be partially or completely overcome with the help of artificial intelligence.

In the QVIRE project, we addressed the problem of identifying specific marks in historical manuscripts using artificial intelligence based on deep artificial neural networks.

In this webinar, we will provide a quick overview of artificial intelligence, its application in the context of historical research, and so-called Cultural AI – an AI model and software we have developed that will be fully and freely available to the professional public.


Wednesday March 29, 2023

16:00 – 17:30

How to attend?

The webinar will be held as a Google Meet, you can join at this link.

Whom is the webinar for?

The webinar is primarily intended for professionals, researchers in the field of historical sciences and experts from the cultural sector (i.e. employees of museums, galleries, archives, libraries…).



The webinar will be presented in Slovak language. 

You can watch the webinar recording here: