IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1519: 'Ruling' the Script, IV: Justifications

Thursday 12 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:APICES - Association paléographique internationale: Culture, Écriture, Société / Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Paris
Organiser:Georg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung in den Geisteswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Dominique Stutzmann, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 1519-aDynamics of Composition in Syriac Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Ayda Kaplan, Centre international Jacques de Saroug, Bruxelles
Index terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1519-bTexts and Paratexts in Byzantine Manuscripts: Visual Rules and Scribal Habits
(Language: English)
Floris Bernard, Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography

Putting the layout of a manuscript into the right order is a result of many influences. Ayda Kaplan’s paper studies the aesthetics and writing traditions of composition of the page as a whole in Syriac manuscripts. Floris Bernard discusses the general rules and individual habits governing the organization of paratext and text in Byzantine manuscripts. Emilie Cottereau-Gabillet asks whether you can extract rules of the social relationships between copyists and patrons of manuscripts from a corpus of colophons.