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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 327: Rethinking Cartularies, 900-1200: Cartularies as History, History in Cartularies, II - Anglo-Norman Cartularies

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:John Rylands Research Institute, Manchester
Organiser:Charles Insley, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Stephen Church, School of History, University of East Anglia
Paper 327-aIlluminated Cartularies in the Anglo-Norman World and the Long 12th Century
(Language: English)
Laura Cleaver, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Art History - General, Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 327-bScribal Training and Copying Practices in the Worcester Nero Middleton Cartulary
(Language: English)
Kate Wiles, History Today, London
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 327-cCartulary Production at Worcester and Canterbury in the Aftermath of the Norman Conquest
(Language: English)
Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval

Following the success of last year's single IMC session on 'Writing history in the Anglo-Norman World: Cartularies as History', this is the second of four sessions designed to broaden both the geographical and chronological scope of discussions held in 2015. Cartularies, at least in the world of Anglophone scholarship, remain an under-problematised source. Until recently, editions of such texts have treated them unquestioningly as largely record sources, concerned with the administration of archives, property and rights. This focus on administration rather than historicising has generated conflicting approaches to cartularies and their definition, leading to such problematic terms as 'Cartulary-Chronicle'. In these sessions we hope to rethink this approach and place cartularies firmly in the genre of historical writing and what we think of as narrative and literary sources. It is hoped that papers will consider the origins, composition, transmission and later uses of specific cartularies or groups of similar texts produced in Western Europe, c. 900-1200. In this second session, papers will discuss the growth and impact of the genre in Anglo-Norman contexts.