IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1539: Skin, I: Touching the Text

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Jonah Coman, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews / Glasgow School of Arts
Moderator/Chair:Andrew Prescott, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Paper 1539-aHard, Old Slayn, Nesch: Medieval Skins, Recipes, and Parchment Craftsmanship
(Language: English)
Hannah Ryley, Pembroke College / Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Hannah Ryley, Pembroke College / Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archives and Sources, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1539-bInto the Zone?: Analysing Parchment Flaws in a Corpus of Later Medieval English Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Stephanie Jane Lahey, Department of English, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Stephanie Jane Lahey, Department of English, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archives and Sources, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1539-cVisualising Skin: Understanding the Materiality of Manuscripts through Fiction
(Language: English)
Stephenie McGucken, Independent Scholar, Edinburgh
Stephenie McGucken, Independent Scholar, Edinburgh
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

Skin, the material interface between humans and their environment, was multivalent in the Middle Ages. This series of three panels explores manuscript, animal and human skin at their intersections. The panels are connected by short exhibitions of three textile-work artifacts created by Jonah Coman in response to late medieval material devotion. Panel I explores the beauty and flaws of parchment and the human interactions with this quite intimate material.