Session203
TitleRelics at the Interface between Textuality and Materiality, c. 400-c. 1200, II: Inscribing the Relics
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorNWO-VIDI Project: Mind over Matter - Debates about Relics as Sacred Objects, c. 350-c. 1150
 
OrganiserElisa Pallottini, Institut de recherche Religions, spiritualités, cultures, sociétés, Université Catholique de Louvain / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Janneke Raaijmakers, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Julia M. H. Smith, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairBryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Paper 203-a Ossa loquuntur: Labelling Reliquaries and the Transmission of the Communal Memory of Martyrs in Late Antique Anatolia and the Near East
(Language: English)
Paweł Nowakowski, Wydział Historii, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Epigraphy; Literacy and Orality
Paper 203-b Scales, Sizes, and the Legibility of Medieval Relics Inscriptions
(Language: English)
Vincent Debiais, Centre de recherches historiques (CRH - UMR 8558), École des hautes études en sciences sociales / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Index Terms: Art History - Decorative Arts; Epigraphy; Literacy and Orality
Paper 203-c Poetry and Materiality: The Inscription on the Reliquary of Saint Savinianus by Odorannus of Sens
(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 - Decorative Arts; Epigraphy; Literacy and Orality; Liturgy
 
AbstractConcentrating on inscriptions on late antique reliquaries from the eastern Mediterranean and on early medieval reliquaries from Western Europe, this panel explores how epigraphic texts participated in the presentation of the relics in their cult sites and how they contributed to explaining the relics' or the reliquaries' significance to the intended audience. The proposed papers approach the relations between textual contents, material characteristics of writing, supports and contexts via questions of visibility, legibility, and function of inscriptions.