IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 724: Fragments: Texts Reduced to Objects

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Organiser:Katharina Kaska, Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Christoph Egger, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 724-aFragments as Evidence of Learned Environments: The Example of 12th-Century Trondheim
(Language: English)
Åslaug Ommundsen, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Åslaug Ommundsen, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Åslaug Ommundsen, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 724-bReconstructing Lost Contents Using Paratextual Evidence: Alphabetum Disticcionum of Master Mathias of Sweden
(Language: English)
Sanna Supponen, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki
Sanna Supponen, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki
Sanna Supponen, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 724-cChaos or a Master Plan?: The Process of Recycling Manusripts in the Benedictine Abbey of Mondsee
(Language: English)
Katharina Kaska, Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Katharina Kaska, Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Katharina Kaska, Sammlung von Handschriften und alten Drucken, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 724-dManuscript Waste Fragments: Identifying the Bindings from Which They Were Removed
(Language: English)
Jennifer Murray, Ligatus Research Centre, University of the Arts London
Jennifer Murray, Ligatus Research Centre, University of the Arts London
Jennifer Murray, Ligatus Research Centre, University of the Arts London
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Fragments are the epitome of materiality within the world of manuscripts. What was once a carrier of texts was cut up and transformed into mere material for binding books, covering administrative files or other purposes even further removed from the world of the written word. However, for centuries the material aspect of fragments was ignored by scholars who were mainly interested in recovering texts of lost works from these remnants. This session focuses on material aspect of fragment research, by looking at how exactly manuscripts were recycled and what we can learn about cut-up books by looking at the materiality of the pieces that remain.