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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 632: Entanglements of Information: Medieval Book Collections and Their Navigation Charts, II - Collecting and Collectors

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:'Book of Books' Project, Københavns Universitet
Organiser:René Hernández Vera, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá
Moderator/Chair:René Hernández Vera, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá
Paper 632-aThe Canonici Collection on the Road: From the Island of Rab to Oxford - A Case Study
(Language: English)
Saša Potočnjak, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences University of Rijeka
Index terms: Bibliography, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 632-bDisentangling a Historical Library: the 'Book of Books' Database
(Language: English)
Alessandro Gnasso, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Bibliography, Computing in Medieval Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 632-cHands Entangled: Writing, Copying, Correcting, and Rewriting Hernando Colón's Libro de los epítomes
(Language: English)
Matilde Malaspina, Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Printing History

This session engages with collecting practices and their relation with networks of mobilities, writing, readership and exchanges of information. Saša Potočnjak follows the traces of migrating manuscripts in order to better understand the role of collectors in the spreading of new forms of literacy. Alessandro Gnasso describes the process of disentangling the information transmitted by the catalogues of Hernando Colón's collection and representing it in an online database. Finally, Matilde Malaspina disentangles the layers of writing and corrections within the Libro de los epítomes, a key manuscript in the system devised for cataloging Hernando Colón's library.