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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1735: Representing Networks and Entanglements, III: Networks and the Production of Manuscripts

Thursday 6 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Bristol Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organiser:Marianne J. Ailes, Department of French, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chairs:Marianne J. Ailes, Department of French, University of Bristol
Stephen Bull, Department of English University of Bristol
Paper 1735-aInformation Networks and Monastic Manuscripts in the 12th Century: An Examination of Cambridge University Library, MS Mm. 4. 28 and Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 303
(Language: English)
Teal St Nicklaus, Faculty of English University of Cambridge
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1735-bNetworks of Neapolitan Angevin Manuscript Production and Reading
(Language: English)
Ronald Musto, Medieval Academy of America
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1735-cText and Melody in the Blessing of a Bell: A Comparative Case Study of Five Canterbury Pontificals
(Language: English)
Cassandra Fenton, School of Music, University of Bristol
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Music, Religious Life

These three papers explore how medieval manuscripts can cast light on networks of production and use: paper 1 will look at what marginal notes in one manuscript reveal about links between religious houses; paper 2 offers observations on the contrast between medieval networks of cultural production and 19th-century legacies of national identity and cultural dependency; paper 3 examines the network of relationships between five manuscripts from Christ Church Canterbury in order to provide a better understanding of textual and musical development and transmission in early insular pontificals.