IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1501: Medieval Woodworking: From Texts to Instruments

Thursday 14 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:AVISTA: The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science, Technology and Art in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Steven A. Walton, Science, Technology & Society Program, Pennsylvania State University / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Catherine Eagleton, Department of Coins & Medals, British Museum, London
Paper 1501-aMortice or Tenon: Medieval Woodworking in Craft Treatises
(Language: English)
Steven A. Walton, Science, Technology & Society Program, Pennsylvania State University / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Paper 1501-bWoodworking Evidence in Henri Arnault of Zwolle's 15th-Century Musical Instrument Manuscript
(Language: English)
Lewis Jones, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design, London Metropolitan University
Index terms: Music, Technology
Paper 1501-cMight Medieval Luthiers Have Been Geometers?: Proportional Design and Stringed Musical Instruments before 1400
(Language: English)
Alice C. Margerum, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design, London Metropolitan University
Index terms: Music, Technology
Paper 1501-dEarly 15th-Century Tools and Methods of the Woodworker: Modern Reflections
(Language: English)
Andrew M. Atkinson, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media & Design, London Metropolitan University
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology
Abstract

This session will look at objects and texts in medieval woodworking – how did medieval craftsmen make wooden objetcs, and how was the craft written about? The four papers in this session will take evidence from texts, objects and reconstructions as a starting point for discussion of woodworking in theory and practice.