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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1226: Materiality of Manuscripts, III: Use and Reuse

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Organisers:Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
N Yavuz, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Seán Vrieland, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Paper 1226-aSkin to Skin: Textual Materiality as a Devotional Tool in the Long and Short Charters of Christ
(Language: English)
Eleanor Baker, Faculty of English Language & Literature / St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1226-bUnwrapping History: Understanding Medieval Manuscript Fragments in Denmark and Beyond
(Language: English)
Sven Rossel, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1226-cFrom a Nun to a Monk?: Material Signs of Appropriation in Jully-les-Nonnains Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Aurore Drouhin, L'École doctorale Sciences humaines et sociales - Perspectives européennes (ED SHS-PE), Université de Strasbourg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1226-dMaking It Re-Write: The Materiality of a Late 9th- or 10th-Century Palimpsest of the Lombard Laws
(Language: English)
Thomas Gobbitt, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography

Bringing together scholars working in diverse fields of medieval studies, these four sessions explore the manuscript book as an artefact and consider texts as material objects shaped and reshaped through human agency.
The third of these sessions investigates the changing materiality of manuscripts in the context of their provenance, ownership and reuse. Baker examines the production of the Middle English poems, the Long and Short Charters of Christ, and how the content determined the form and the use of the book. Rossel investigates Latin manuscript fragments in Danish collections, with a special concentration on those that are associated with the ecclesiastical centre of Lund in Sweden. Focusing on two hymnary psalters (mss Lyon, 539 and Verdun, 149) made during the 13th century for the nuns of the Benedictine Abbey of Jully-les-Nonnains, Drouhin considers the influence of the changing ownership on the materiality of manuscripts. Gobbitt discusses the strategies of a scribe who was facing a limited stock of resources and who resorted to reuse of materials during the production process of an early medieval law book, Vatican City, Vat. lat. 5359.