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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 719: Reading without Borders: Comparative Reflections on Reading Practices and Strategies in Medieval Manuscripts through Time, Place, and Genre

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent / Christendom en Idee├źngeschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen / Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap, Universitetet i Bergen
Organiser:Nick Pouls, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Peter Hatlebakk, Institutt for arkeologi historie kultur- og religionsvitskap Universitetet i Bergen
Paper 719-aTravelling through the Manuscript: Reading the Ten Itineraries through Rome in Codex 326 (1076) from Einsiedeln Abbey
(Language: English)
Klazina Staat, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 719-bGetting to the Point: Punctuation and Its Correction in the Gospel Books of Montecassino
(Language: English)
Andrew J. M. Irving, Faculteit der Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 719-cChurch Fathers Annotated: Mechanics of Reading Patristic Texts in the Low Countries in the High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Nick Pouls, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology

The material features of medieval manuscripts allow manuscript scholars, using a codicological and palaeographical approach, to distract data on the reading practices and strategies implemented by medieval scribes and readers. This session aims to discuss which and how different reading practices and strategies were developed by medieval scribes and readers as part of the chaîne operatoire. To discuss which and how these reading practices and strategies were developed, a comparison between various types of practices in i) time, such as the Early and High Middle Ages; ii) place, such as the Low Countries, Switzerland, and Italy; and iii) genres, such as itineraries, liturgical, canonical, and patristic texts will be made.