Session1607
TitleProblems and Possibilities of Early Medieval Diplomatic, II: Members and Margins
Date/TimeThursday 14 July 2011: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserJonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
 
Moderator/ChairJonathan Jarrett, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
 
Paper 1607-a Women and Witnessing under the Carolingians: A Reappraisal
(Language: English)
Julie A. Hofmann, History Faculty, Shenandoah University, Virginia
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Gender Studies; Social History
Paper 1607-b When is a Charter not a Charter?: Documents in Non-Conventional Contexts in Early Medieval Europe
(Language: English)
Arkady Hodge, Trinity College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Charters and Diplomatics; Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1607-c Exploration of a Large Database of French Charters with Social Network Methods
(Language: English)
Fabrice Rossi, Département Informatique et Réseaux, Télécom ParisTech
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Computing in Medieval Studies; Social History
 
AbstractAlthough charters are often considered to be ruled by formulae, their evidential value sometimes lies in the ways in which they deviate from norms, whether this be in what they record or how they are recorded. In this session in-groups and out-groups are considered at several levels: Hofmann asks when and why women featured in Carolingian-era charters; Hodge asks whether transaction documents recorded in unconventional contexts can be grouped with more conventional charters; and Rossi describes new computerised approaches that may allow us to depict in-groups and out-groups in social networks in hitherto-impossible clarity, the third paper has been co-authored with Florent Hautefeuille (Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail) and Nathalie Villa (Université de Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier / Université de Perpignan - Via Domitia).