IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 734: Graphic and Textual Communities: Between Memory and Identity, I

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:H37 - Histoire & Cultures Graphiques, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Organiser:Paul Bertrand, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Moderator/Chair:Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani, Département d'Histoire, Université de Namur
Paper 734-aGraphic Communities: Towards a New Conceptual Approach
(Language: English)
Paul Bertrand, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality
Paper 734-bMatching Copies: The Making of Chirographs - Northern France and Southern Low Countries, 12th and 13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Emilie Mineo, Département d'Histoire, Université de Namur
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Literacy and Orality
Paper 734-cEpistolography at Savoy Court during the 15th Century: Between Private and State Matters
(Language: English)
Laura Gaffuri, Dipartimento di Studi storici, Università degli Studi di Torino
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin, Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

These sessions want to focus on the ‘textual communities’ (B. Stock) as an attempt to define the connections between a group with a strongly motivated identity and the writings that structured it, but also on ‘graphic communities’, a quite new concept: it allows to define models of appropriation of writings by a community, consisting in a whole range of graphic means that can be harnessed by a group not only to administer or manage itself but also communicate, establish discourse, promote memory and create actions and interactions with ‘the outside’ on a pragmatic basis.