IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 717: The Origins, Effects, and Memory of Caroline Minuscule, I

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule
Organiser:Arthur Westwell, Kompetenzentrum für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften, Universität Trier
Moderator/Chair:Evina Steinová, Universiteit Utrecht is Ingeschreven
Paper 717-aWriting on the Edge of an Empire: The 9th-Century Scriptorium at Chieti
(Language: English)
Arthur Westwell, Kompetenzentrum für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften, Universität Trier
Index terms: Liturgy, Local History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 717-bDid a Veronese Caroline Minuscule Really Exist?
(Language: English)
Laura Pani, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Udine
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Local History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 717-cCaroline Minuscule in Early Medieval Catalonia
(Language: English)
Anna Dorofeeva, School of History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Indisputably, Caroline minuscule script was one of the greatest and longest-lasting achievements of the Carolingian project. It endured far beyond the architects of that project, ensuring a long afterlife of their priorities and influences, even once it was detached from the legacy of a relatively short-lived political entity, the Carolingian empire. This panel focuses on aspects of the usage, reception,dissemination, and historiography of this important script. In particular, it explores the influence of notions of ‘reform’ and ‘Renaissance’, the practice of scribal memory, the relationship of Caroline minuscule to other scripts, practices of cataloguing (medieval and modern), digitisation, and terminology.