IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1522: Perambulating the Book: 'Manuscript Architecture' and Memory

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Organiser:Hanna M. Wimmer, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa' / Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Cornelius Berthold, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Paper 1522-a'Manuscript Architecture' and Its Functions
(Language: English)
Hanna M. Wimmer, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa' / Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Art History - General, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1522-bAnimating the Mind: Manuscript Architecture and Literal Illustrations as Part of the Reading Experience
(Language: English)
Karin Becker, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1522-cIndexing Music in Late Medieval Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Andreas Janke, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Music
Abstract

Manuscripts are more than a series of inscribed surfaces. They are three-dimensional structures which contain and display their contents in a systematic and organised way. Since Late Antiquity, the book, like human memory, has repeatedly been conceptualised as an architectural structure that can be perambulated at leisure or that can facilitate quick access to contents through signposts and shortcuts. This session explores the metaphor of the book as an edifice and the role that ‘manuscript architecture’ plays in the process of reading, learning, and remembering in medieval manuscripts, from devotional books to music manuscripts and university textbooks.