IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 507: Conservation, Navigation, and Retrieval Systems in Medieval European Archives

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Leonor Zozaya-Montes, Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Moderator/Chair:David Peterson, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de Burgos
Paper 507-aAn Approach to the Monastic Archive of San Clodio do Ribeiro
(Language: English)
Aránzazu Fernández Quintas, Facultade de Historia, Universidade de Vigo, Ourense
Aránzazu Fernández Quintas, Facultade de Historia, Universidade de Vigo, Ourense
Aránzazu Fernández Quintas, Facultade de Historia, Universidade de Vigo, Ourense
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 507-bNavigation and Retrieval Systems in the Archives of Fountains Abbey
(Language: English)
Mike Spence, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Mike Spence, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Mike Spence, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 507-cThe History of the Late Medieval Archive of the City of Madrid and a Reflection about Its Sources
(Language: English)
Leonor Zozaya-Montes, Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Leonor Zozaya-Montes, Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Leonor Zozaya-Montes, Departamento de Ciencias Históricas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Documentary collections of medieval institutions were assembled and conserved using a variety of techniques, which reflected the archival criteria of their period and location. By examining these methods it is possible to hypothesise how an archive and its components were organised and managed. To demonstrate this, the members of the panel analyse three examples. Aránzazu Fernández Quintas postulates a reconstruction of the medieval archive of the monastery of San Clodio do Ribeiro drawing on the dorsal notes existing in the medieval scrolls and the early modern cartulary. Mike Spence examines interconnectivity and dependencies between components of the archive of Fountains Abbey as revealed by marginal glosses, dorsal markings, indexes and tables of contents. Leonor Zozaya-Montes recreates the administrative system of the late-medieval archive of the City of Madrid through an analysis of its Acts Book, Inventory, and Register.