IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 817: The Origins, Effects, and Memory of Caroline Minuscule, II

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule
Organiser:Arthur Westwell, Kompetenzentrum für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften, Universität Trier
Moderator/Chair:Anna Dorofeeva, School of History, University College Dublin
Paper 817-aCaroline Manuscripts of the Artes (including Medicine) within the Beneventan Zone
(Language: English)
Florence Eliza Glaze, Department of History, Coastal Carolina University
Francis L. Newton, Department of Classical Studies, Duke University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 817-bReading and Writing Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania LJS 101, c. 850–1100
(Language: English)
Dorothy Carr Porter, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 817-cOptical Character Recognition for Caroline Minuscule
(Language: English)
Antonia Karaisl, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Technology

Indisputably, Caroline minuscule script was one of the greatest and longest-lasting achievements of the Carolingian project. It far out-lasted 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.