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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1730: Inscriptions as Networks and Entanglements in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean, III

Thursday 6 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:ERC GRAPH-EAST: Latin as an Alien Script in the Medieval 'Latin East' / Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302)
Organiser:Hasan Sercan Sağlam, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers
Moderator/Chair:Maria Aimé Villano, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Poitiers
Paper 1730-aThe Western Copies of the Holy Sepulchre and Their Inscriptions
(Language: English)
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Epigraphy, Liturgy
Paper 1730-bThe Network of Venetian Inscriptions in Greece outside Major Colonisation Centres: A Corpus Attempt
(Language: English)
Yaroslav Stadnichenko, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Epigraphy
Paper 1730-cStone-Cutting Workshops in the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean
(Language: English)
Thierry Grégor, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - Sculpture, Epigraphy
Abstract

The medieval Mediterranean has long been thought of in terms of networks and dynamics of exchanges. One type of 'network' has not yet been studied: the epigraphic network formed by the inscriptions and graffiti in Latin alphabet of pilgrims, travellers, crusaders, military orders and merchants. What kinds of entanglements, paths, and circulations are revealed by the graphic signs? Is it possible to trace epigraphic recurrent patterns or connections between East and West? In the Holy Places, where are engraved and painted many different scripts, such as Arabic, Greek, Armenian, Syriac, Latin etc., how to think about the relationships between messages and languages?