IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1640: Runic Reform: Manuscripts and Epigraphy, II

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

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:Thomas Birkett, School of English, University College Cork
Paper 1640-aRunic Graffiti and Stories before Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Judith Jesch, Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1640-bConnections and Interrelations between Manuscript Runes and Epigraphy: Icelandic Runica manuscripta between Renewal and Epigraphic Tradition
(Language: English)
Alessia Bauer, Institut für Nordische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Epigraphy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1640-cRunic (Re)Forms in Late Medieval Gotland
(Language: English)
Alessandro Palumbo, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala Universitet
Index terms: Epigraphy, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, 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.