Session1119
Title'Ruling' the Script, I: Playing with the Rule
Date/TimeWednesday 11 July 2012: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorAPICES - Association paléographique internationale: Culture, Écriture, Société / Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Paris
 
OrganiserDominique Stutzmann, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
 
Moderator/ChairGeorg Vogeler, Zentrum für Informationsmodellierung, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
 
Paper 1119-a Writings on the Wall: The Discriminating Use of Scripts in Late Medieval Mural Paintings
(Language: English)
Christian Nikolaus Opitz, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien
Index Terms: Art History - Painting; Epigraphy; Literacy and Orality; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1119-b Between Tradition and Liberty: Writing Rules of Vernacular Inscriptions in France (12th-14th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre de recherche française à Jérusalem, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) / Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers
Index Terms: Art History - Painting; Epigraphy; Language and Literature - Comparative; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1119-c Rule and Variation in English Vernacular Minuscule
(Language: English)
Peter A. Stokes, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université Paris Sciences & Lettres
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Manuscripts and Palaeography
 
AbstractMedieval writing, as part of the interpersonal communication process, had to follow rules that ensure the legibility and convey the meaning of a text. Latin or vernacular, spoken or read, charter on parchment, painting, or stained-glass: different functions, social contexts, and publics lead to variations in the use of scripts during the Middle Ages. This session explores the representational modes of the text as an image and the concept of 'liberty' for scripts in regard to the staging of spoken or vernacular texts in epigraphy (Latin/vernacular) and to the degree of stability and variation in vernacular scripts.