IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 230: Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages, II: Scientific and Technical Writings

Monday 4 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages
Organiser:Victoria Flood, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Victoria Flood, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Paper 230-aWhat's Welsh for Mugwort?: Multilingual Medieval Welsh Medical Receipts
(Language: English)
Diana Luft, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Diana Luft, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Diana Luft, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medicine, Science
Paper 230-bThe Visual Culture of Konungs Skuggsjá
(Language: English)
Dale Kedwards, National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Mediality, Universität Zürich
Dale Kedwards, National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Mediality, Universität Zürich
Dale Kedwards, National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Mediality, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Science
Paper 230-cThe Insular Reception of Bartholomeus Anglicus's De proprietatibus rerum
(Language: English)
Eric Lacey, Department of English, Creative Writing & American Studies, University of Winchester
Eric Lacey, Department of English, Creative Writing & American Studies, University of Winchester
Eric Lacey, Department of English, Creative Writing & American Studies, University of Winchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Science
Paper 230-dGrosseteste and the Green Knight: Medieval Colour Theory and Early Heraldic Writing
(Language: English)
Michael J. Huxtable, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Michael J. Huxtable, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Michael J. Huxtable, Department of English Studies, Durham University
Index terms: Heraldry, Language and Literature - Middle English, Science
Abstract

This session brings together specialists from Scandinavian, Celtic and English Studies to explore the transmission and translation of scientific and technical literature across Insular languages. Papers consider the interaction between Welsh, English and Latin terminology in late medieval Welsh medical receipts; engagements with cosmological diagrams in the Norwegian mirror for princes, Konungs Skuggsjá; the early English and Welsh translations, adaptations and uses of Bartholomeus Anglicus’ De proprietatibus rerum; and the influence of Robert Grosseteste’s colour theory on 14th-century English heraldic treatises and literary composition more broadly. Speakers explore issues of vernacular translation and adaptation; and the relationship of English, Welsh, and Norse scientific cultures to broader pan-European developments.