IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 638: The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Constructing Memory through Manuscripts, 8th-12th Centuries

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Bibliothèque nationale de France / British Library / Polonsky Foundation
Organiser:Francesco Siri, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Frońska, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Paper 638-aConstructing Memory through Liturgy
(Language: English)
Laura Albiero, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 638-bImagines poetarum: Manuscripts of Classical Authors and Their Decoration, England and France, 8th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Cristian Ispir, British Library, London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - General, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 638-cThe Use of Diagrams in the Transmission of Knowledge
(Language: English)
Francesco Siri, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Index terms: Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Philosophy

Thanks to the patronage of The Polonsky Foundation, the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the British Library started a partnership aiming at cataloguing, digitising, and showcasing a corpus of 800 illuminated manuscripts, produced in France or England between the 8th and 12th centuries. In this session of the Leeds IMC, we would like to explore some aspects of the exchanges between the two sides of the Channel. The first paper will focus on the construction of memory through liturgy, calendars, and feasts of saints. Then, the second paper will explore the memory and transmission of Classical authors through decorative elements in the manuscripts, from the 8th to the 12th century. Finally, the third paper will outline the uses of diagrams in the transmission of knowledge.