IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1435: Proprietary Memories: Notitiae-Inventories in Early Medieval Iberia, III - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Organisers:Álvaro Carvajal Castro, Departamento de Geografía, Prehistoria y Arqueología, Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
André Evangelista Marques, Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Moderator/Chair:Wendy Davies, Independent Scholar, Woolstone

Early medieval inventories are commonly found among northern Iberian archival holdings, both as single-sheets and cartulary copies. However, notwithstanding the extensive use that has sometimes been made of their contents, Spanish and Portuguese historians have largely failed to address the problems that this particular type of record poses, although some recent work is changing this picture. The aim of this round table is to evaluate the potential of inventories as a source for the study of early medieval Iberian societies, to assess connections with other early medieval inventory practices and traditions, and to establish a framework within which further collaborative work on this topic can develop.

Participants include Graham Barrett (University of Lincoln), David Peterson (Universidad de Burgos), Robert Portass (University of Lincoln), and Igor Santos Salazar (Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea).