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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 532: Entanglements of Information: Medieval Book Collections and Their Navigation Charts, I - Transfers of Knowledge

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:'Book of Books' Project, Københavns Universitet
Organiser:René Hernández Vera, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá
Moderator/Chair:S. C. Kaplan, Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication, Rice University, Texas
Paper 532-aMiscellaneous Books and Transfer of Knowledge among Female Religious Communities, 13th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Mercedes Pérez Vidal, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Gender Studies, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 532-bThe World of the Compiler: Patristic Sermon Collections as Witnesses to Early Medieval Library Collections
(Language: English)
Shari Boodts, Latijnse Literatuurstudie, KU Leuven
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 532-cLiturgical Books in Slavic Monastery Collections
(Language: English)
Victoria Legkikh, Institut für Slawistik, Universität Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Liturgy, Monasticism, Music

This session offers an overview on how medieval religious networks successfully transferred knowledge through a remarkable flexibility that was not only codicological, but also linguistic. Mercedes Pérez Vidal shows how female religious communities employed manuscript miscellanies as an essential tool for the transferring of knowledge within their networks of interaction. Shari Boodts discusses the fundamental role of compilers' readership in shaping the tradition of influential patristic texts, and Victoria Legkikh engages with some of the challenges posed by the attempt to describe the networks of writing, re-writing, and usage of liturgical books produced by Slavic monastic communities.