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2 June 2014, The materiality of the record - A workshop on sources/Un seminario sulle fonti

This interdisciplinary workshop is part of a series organized by the ARCHIves project based at Birkbeck and funded by the European Research Council, devoted to the history of documentary production and archival preservation in late medieval and early modern Italy.

2 June 2014, The materiality of the record - A workshop on sources/Un seminario sulle fonti

2 June 2014, Birkbeck, University of London, 2-6.30pm

Dreyfus Room, 26 Russell Square

This interdisciplinary workshop is part of a series organized by the ARCHIves project based at Birkbeck and funded by the European Research Council, devoted to the history of documentary production and archival preservation in late medieval and early modern Italy.

 

The workshop will consider different genres of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century documents from the point of view of their material form, combining textual, linguistic, diplomatic and palaeographic analysis. How were texts arranged on the page? In which language and in what kind of script were they written? What was the relationship between textual and non-textual symbols? In other words, how does the shape of a document help us understand its meaning and the uses to which it was put? Historians, linguists, diplomatists and palaeographers will give short presentations accompanied by a discussion of documentary examples. Reproductions will be circulated to all participants, and a basic reading ability of Italian manuscripts is expected, but transcripts will be supplied too. The discussion will be held in both English and Italian, and a basic glossary of Italian technical terms will be circulated. The workshop is addressed primarily, but not exclusively, to MPhil and PhD students and Post-Docs working in medieval and early modern Italian history, literature, language and art history.

 

Places are limited; to participate, please write to italianarchives@bbk.ac.uk. A limited amount of bursaries to cover at least some of the travel expenses is available and will be allocated on the basis of merit by 30 April. If you wish to apply, please do so as soon as possible, describing your research and the reasons of your interest (no more than 300 words).

 

2        Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck) Introduction

Chiara de Caprio and Francesco Senatore (University of Naples, Federico II) Scritture mediane (registri municipali e cronache): processi di verbalizzazione, modalità di costruzione dei testi e tecniche narrative (Regno di Napoli, secc. XV-XVI)

 

3.30   Coffee break

 

4        Isabella Lazzarini (University of Molise) Appointing to an office: political choice, documentary practices and archival uses in late medieval Italy. The case of 15th-c. Mantua

Marc Smith (Ecole Nationale des Chartes/Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) Palaeographical aspects of documentary practices

David Rundle (University of Essex) The victory of italic in international diplomatic correspondence: the case of England

 

6.15   Conclusion

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