IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 235: Memory and the Materiality of Medieval Texts, II: Books and Beyond

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organiser:Benjamin Pohl, Department of History, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chair:Leah Tether, Department of English, University of Bristol
Paper 235-aCreating Meanings beyond Words: Interplay of Pictorial Sources in Manuscripts of the Estoire Del Saint Graal, c. 1275-1315
(Language: English)
Miha Zor, Department of Art History, University of Ljubljana
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 235-bStick Together around the King: Memory of the Coronation in the Time of Charles V
(Language: English)
Pamela Nourrigeon, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 235-cTrying to Remember Who Invented Perpendicular Architecture: The Tabulae of William Malvern, Abbot of Gloucester
(Language: English)
Richard Fisher, Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Monasticism, Religious Life

This is the second of two related sessions sponsored by the University of Bristol’s Centre for Medieval Studies that together explore the complex and fascinating relationship between memory and the materiality of medieval texts. The session’s thematic focus will be on the various ways in which medieval manuscript codices facilitated, or even created, a sense of community and belonging amongst their users, thanks not only to their textual contents, but also, and particularly, to their material attributes. It is the crucial role of the codex as a physical object and aide-mémoire that will be at the heart of our discussion.