Session1038
TitleCollective Memory in Montpellier's Petit Thalamus: Digital Humanities, Language, and the Mapping of the Past
Date/TimeWednesday 4 July 2018: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorAssociation Internationale d'Études Occitanes (AIEO)
 
OrganiserCatherine E. Léglu, Département des Humanités, Université du Luxembourg
 
Moderator/ChairWendy Pfeffer, Department of Classical & Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Kentucky / CESR - UMR 7323, Université François Rabelais, Tours
 
Paper 1038-a Production documentaire, pouvoir consulaire et identité urbaine dans le Petit Thalamus
(Language: Français)
Gilda Caïti-Russo, Équipe Langues, Littératures, Arts et Cultures des Suds, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Genealogy and Prosopography; Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1038-b Reconstructing Urban Cartography Using Geo-Annotations
(Language: English)
Francesca Frontini, Institut des Technosciences de l'Information et de la Communication (ITIC), Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Daily Life; Genealogy and Prosopography; Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1038-c Mémoire civique et choix linguistiques, entre occitan and latin
(Language: Français)
Hervé Lieutard, Équipe Langues, Littératures, Arts et Cultures des Suds, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
Index Terms: Computing in Medieval Studies; Daily Life; Genealogy and Prosopography; Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 1038-d Memory and Becoming in the Construction of the Lyrical Ego of the Trobairitz
(Language: English)
Rosa Maria Medina Granda, Departamento de Filología Clásica y Románica, Universidad de Oviedo
Index Terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Performance Arts - General; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThe compilation known as the Petit Thalamus brings together the charters and books of governance of medieval Montpellier. A TEI-encoded e-edition (http://thalamus.huma-num.fr/le-projet/partie-1.html) allows the study of this document as the site of the gradual creation of the memory of an urban community in c. 1250-1300, a time when its consular elite feared losing its autonomy. The four papers in this session demonstrate this process of communal identity creation through a linguistic shift from Latin to Occitan, as well as the adoption of a form of prose modelled on Carolingian historiography. Electronic mapping of the text also enables us to create a visual reconstruction of the memory of Montpellier's urban space, as it appears in the Petit Thalamus. The fourth paper compares the findings of this project with linguistic analyses of women's troubadour poetry in the same region.