COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL DE PALÉOGRAPHIE LATINE
Berlin, 16 19 septembre 2013
in medieval and Renaissance scripts and manuscripts
(to c. 1550)
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"Change" is history.
It occurs in every aspect of human culture: political, technical, theological, ideological, legal, literary, etc. It can affect a single person, a group (such as an institution) or an entire society. It has multiple temporal dimensions, from immediate decisions to long-term consequences. It is a process, which can be described and explained as the result of individual action, but also as the outcome of anonymous, collective, transformations.
Like other sciences, palaeography and codicology have gradually developed their own concepts and terms to analyse change in medieval and early modern scripts and manuscripts. Some of these endeavour to offer more or less ambitious explanatory models, either for specific phenomena or for general trends. Many others are essentially descriptive, typological and chronological, but they too refer to implicit (traditional) theories of historical evolution. All these notions deserve to be tested and discussed.
medieval manuscripts" can refer to many phenomena, on different
scales (a scribe, a scriptorium, a wider context). These are mostly intertwined
and can be studied as causes or consequences of one another, e.g.:
Change in the specific
context of late mediaeval and Renaissance paleography might refer to,
The Bureau of the
Comité International de Paléographie Latine invites proposals
(in French, English, German, Italian or Spanish) for its XIXth Colloquium.
Preference will be given to proposals offering not only descriptive approaches
but original reflections and interpretations, e.g. on the following:
Please send your proposal in a separate text-processed file (i.e. NOT embedded in an e-mail ; 2.000-3.000 characters, with a brief summary in English or French), containing your name and the title of your proposal, to Denis Muzerelle, Secretary of CIPL (email@example.com) before 25 March 2014. Thank you!