IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1119: 'Ruling' the Script, I: Playing with the Rule

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:APICES - Association paléographique internationale: Culture, Écriture, Société / Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Paris
Organiser:Dominique Stutzmann, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Moderator/Chair:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 1119-aWritings on the Wall: The Discriminating Use of Scripts in Late Medieval Mural Paintings
(Language: English)
Christian Nikolaus Opitz, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Epigraphy, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1119-bBetween Tradition and Liberty: Writing Rules of Vernacular Inscriptions in France (12th-14th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Comparative, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1119-cRule and Variation in English Vernacular Minuscule
(Language: English)
Peter A. Stokes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography

Medieval writing, as part of the interpersonal communication process, had to follow rules that ensure the legibility and convey the meaning of a text. Latin or vernacular, spoken or read, charter on parchment, painting, or stained-glass: different functions, social contexts, and publics lead to variations in the use of scripts during the Middle Ages. This session explores the representational modes of the text as an image and the concept of ‘liberty’ for scripts in regard to the staging of spoken or vernacular texts in epigraphy (Latin/vernacular) and to the degree of stability and variation in vernacular scripts.