TitleEditing Medieval Records: Past, Present, Future
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorPipe Roll Society
OrganiserSophie Ambler, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, Kew
Moderator/ChairLouise J. Wilkinson, School of Humanities & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Paper 1701-a Editing the Anglo-Norman Aristocracy: The Challenges of Preparing an Edition of Aristocratic Acta
(Language: English)
Daniel Power, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Charters and Diplomatics; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1701-b The Irish Pipe Roll of 14 John, 1212: Reconstructing Medieval Administration Through Antiquarian Transcriptions
(Language: English)
Daniel Booker, Department of History, University of Bristol / Department of History, Lancaster University
Index Terms: Administration; Archives and Sources; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1701-c From Parchment to Screen: Editing Juridical Medieval and Modern Records in Fribourg, Switzerland
(Language: English)
Lionel Dorthe, Archives médiévales et modernes, Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg / Département d'histoire, Université de Fribourg
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Computing in Medieval Studies; Law; Manuscripts and Palaeography
AbstractThe Pipe Roll Society, founded at the Public Record Office (now The National Archives) in 1883, is dedicated to publishing editions of the pipe rolls of the Exchequer and of other related medieval documents, from cartularies to household rolls, from the period c.1100 to 1350. This session considers the history of editing enterprises, new approaches to editing records, and using editions of medieval records in research and teaching. The first paper, from Daniel Power, explores the challenges of editing the acta of the aristocracy of the Anglo-Norman realm between the 11th and 13th centuries. The second, from Daniel Booker, examines the authenticity of King John's Irish Pipe Roll of 1212, which survives only as a 17th-century transcription. The third, from Lionel Dorthe, discusses the editing enterprises of the Swiss Law Sources Foundation, and the work of the Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg in preparing digital editions of juridical records.