IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 133: Coloring Outside the Lines: New Perspectives on the Borders of Manuscripts

Monday 6 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Emily Shartrand, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware
Moderator/Chair:Christine Bachman, Department of Art History, University of Delaware
Paper 133-aNetworked Borders: A Computational Analysis of Images in the Margins of Gothic Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Maeve Doyle, Department of Art & Art History, Eastern Connecticut State University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 133-bVisual Genealogies in Manuscript Borders: Heraldic Decoration as Commemorative Device
(Language: English)
Jessica Savage, Index of Medieval Art Princeton University
Index terms: Art History - General, Genealogy and Prosopography, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Paper 133-cDenigrated Images: 'Marginalia' and the Mise en Page
(Language: English)
Emily Shartrand, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Delaware
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Gender Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

For many years, scholars of medieval manuscripts understood borders as elements of lesser importance, placing emphasis on the text and ‘primary’ image cycles found within the borders and defining art beyond them as ‘marginal’ and therefore marginalized. While scholars of marginalia have worked over the past several decades to dispel such notions, the physical borders themselves have received less attention. This session expands the definition of manuscript borders by examining how they surround and interact with margins and the rest of the manuscript page to become sites allowing for great freedom in expression, movement, and exchange.