IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1540: Runic Reform: Manuscripts and Epigraphy, I

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Aya van Renterghem, Centre for the Study of the Viking Age / School of English, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Judith Jesch, Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham
Paper 1540-a'All were scraped off, that were carved on': Rescripting the Past in the Poetic Edda
(Language: English)
Thomas Birkett, School of English, University College Cork
Index terms: Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1540-bCharms, Runes, and Solomon and Saturn I
(Language: English)
Victoria Symons, Department of English, University College London
Index terms: Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1540-cRunes and Other Rarities: Relating Runes to Other Alphabets
(Language: English)
Aya van Renterghem, Centre for the Study of the Viking Age / School of English, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Epigraphy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

One of the major developments in the history of the runic alphabet is the use of runes in manuscripts. This change in medium arose after the tradition of rune carving was already long established, but ran parallel to it in many contexts, and continued on after its demise. This session is a product of the recent interest in the connections between both types of runic writing and the impact of runica manuscripta on the runic tradition as a whole. The papers in this session examine different aspects of the relationship between epigraphy and manuscript writing, the ways in which they have influenced one other, and how their coexistence has effected change and reform in the runic alphabet.