IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1038: Collective Memory in Montpellier's Petit Thalamus: Digital Humanities, Language, and the Mapping of the Past

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Association Internationale d'Études Occitanes (AIEO)
Organiser:Catherine E. Léglu, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Wendy Pfeffer, Department of Classical & Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Kentucky / Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours
Paper 1038-aProduction documentaire, pouvoir consulaire et identité urbaine dans le Petit Thalamus
(Language: Français)
Gilda Caïti-Russo, Équipe Langues, Littératures, Arts et Cultures des Suds, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1038-bReconstructing Urban Cartography Using Geo-Annotations
(Language: English)
Francesca Frontini, Institut des Technosciences de l'Information et de la Communication (ITIC), Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Daily Life, Genealogy and Prosopography, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1038-cMémoire civique et choix linguistiques, entre occitan and latin
(Language: Français)
Hervé Lieutard, Équipe Langues, Littératures, Arts et Cultures des Suds, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Daily Life, Genealogy and Prosopography, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1038-dMemory and Becoming in the Construction of the Lyrical Ego of the Trobairitz
(Language: English)
Rosa Maria Medina Granda, Departamento de Filología Clásica y Románica, Universidad de Oviedo
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Performance Arts - General, Women's Studies
Abstract

The compilation known as the Petit Thalamus brings together the charters and books of governance of medieval Montpellier. A TEI-encoded e-edition (http://thalamus.huma-num.fr/le-projet/partie-1.html) allows the study of this document as the site of the gradual creation of the memory of an urban community in c. 1250-1300, a time when its consular elite feared losing its autonomy. The four papers in this session demonstrate this process of communal identity creation through a linguistic shift from Latin to Occitan, as well as the adoption of a form of prose modelled on Carolingian historiography. Electronic mapping of the text also enables us to create a visual reconstruction of the memory of Montpellier’s urban space, as it appears in the Petit Thalamus. The fourth paper compares the findings of this project with linguistic analyses of women’s troubadour poetry in the same region.