IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 115: Reconsidering Disciplinary Conventions and Unwritten Rules

Monday 9 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Medieval Society, Paris
Organiser:Mary Franklin-Brown, Department of French & Italian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Moderator/Chair:Emma Campbell, Department of French Studies, University of Warwick
Paper 115-aThe Textual Transmission and Judicial Reception of Philip the Fair's Legislation on Duels
(Language: English)
Justine Firnhaber-Baker, School of History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Military History, Political Thought
Paper 115-bImages that Re-Read Texts: Illustration Strategies in Manuscripts of Miracles of the Virgin
(Language: English)
Anna Russakoff, American University of Paris
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 115-cThe Speculum maius: Document or Monument of Scholastic Intellectual Culture?
(Language: English)
Mary Franklin-Brown, Department of French & Italian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

Each discipline has conventions and methodologies that distinguish it from other disciplines and constitute unwritten rules for how the objects of research may be understood. These rules are periodically challenged and revised, with the result that familiar objects appear in a new light and the relations between individual disciplines shift. In the proposed panel, a historian, an art historian, and a literary critic, representing universities in three different countries, will present case studies, all drawn from later medieval France, of how shifts in disciplinary conventions make possible new ways of understanding material and new interdisciplinary discussions.