IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 527: Extraordinary 'Medieval' Literary Material, I: The Manufacture and Usage of Medieval Manuscript Facsimiles - A Workshop

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Siegrid Schmidt, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Paper 527-aMonastic Culture Coming within Reach by Facsimile Editions
(Language: English)
Sonja Führer, Bibliothek, Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg
Sonja Führer, Bibliothek, Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Daily Life, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 527-bFacsimiles: Old Manuscripts and Most Modern Techniques - A Workshop
(Language: English)
Christian Ziereis, Ziereis Facsimiles, Regensburg
Christian Ziereis, Ziereis Facsimiles, Regensburg
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Printing History
Abstract

In the Middle Ages a manuscript was something extraordinarily valuable. The materiality of the manuscripts and the very special fictional contents are transferred to the present with specific techniques and medial methods. In this session we will focus on the making and useage of facsimiles, transferring the unique literary material and ‘matière’ into modern times and media.

The reproduction of manuscripts was seen as a pious act in in the Middle Ages and early modern times. What meaning do facsimiles have nowadays, and what chances for understanding medieval monastic life do they offer? The manufacture of a modern facsimile is a complex and demanding process. The goal is the creation of precisely detailed reproductions of medieval manuscripts. This is achieved through the use of the latest computer technology and centuries-old craftsmanship. In this session, the process of modern facsimile production is clearly explained and demonstrated.

The session will begin with a presentation by Sonja Führer (Bibliothek, Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg) entitled ‘Monastic Culture Coming within Reach by Facsimile Editions’, followed by an interactive demonstration of modern techniques for making facsimiles by Christian Ziereis (Ziereis Facsimiles, Regensburg).