Colloque – Networks of Manuscripts, Networks of Texts

A three-day online conference organised by the ‘Innovating Knowledge’ Project
21-23 October 2020 (link will follow later).

Programme :

Wednesday, 21 october

13.15 – 13.30 Welcome

Network Analysis as a Method for the Study of Manuscripts

13.30 – 14.10 14.20 – 15.00 15.10 – 15.50

16.00 – 17.00

Gustavo Fernández Riva (University of Heidelberg): Networks of Shared Manuscript Transmission for Medieval European Vernacular Languages. Evaluating the Data and the Method
Andreas Kuczera (Akadmie für Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz)/Martin Fechner (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities): Aristoteles multimodal – with ediarum to the graph
Evina Steinová (Huygens ING): Travelling Annotations: Network Analysis as a Tool to Study Glossing Networks in Carolingian Europe

Mix and Match session for speakers

Thursday, 22 October

Networks of People

Session introduction
Catherine Emerson (NUI Galway): Textual and personal networks: The Chronique Abrégée in fifteenth-century Paris
Katharina Kaska (Austrian State Library): Scribal and textual networks – collaboration and exchange in manuscripts and scriptoria
Katarzyna Anna Kapitan (University of Iceland): A saga in a network and a network of a saga

Networks of Influence

Dominique Stutzman (IRHT Paris)/Louis Chevalier (IRHT Paris): Books of hours as text compilations in the Low countries
Shari Boodts (Radboud University Nijmegen)/Iris Denis (Radboud University Nijmegen): A sermon by any other name? The pseudo-Augustinian S. App. 121 and its medieval textual network
Richard Matthew Pollard (University of Montreal): What do the Church Fathers, Scientific Fathers, and Military Fathers have in common?

Round Table for conference participants

Keynote: Matteo Valleriani (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science/Technische Universität Berlin/Tel Aviv University): Early Modern University Textbooks: How to Gain Hegemony

Friday, 23 October

Networks of Reuse and Repurposing

Ina Serif (University of Basel): From Networks of Texts to Networks of Genres? On the Classification ofTexts in Compilations with a View towards Manuscript Transmission
Sara Steffen (University of Basel): Audible Networks: Connecting Texts through Music in 16th-Century Swiss Broadsheet Ballads
Jialong Liu (Leiden University): Text Reuse in the Medieval Chinese Public Inscriptions (618-907)

Networks of Knowledge Transfer

Session introduction : Immo Warntjes (Trinity College Dublin): Computistical objects and intellectual networks in the Carolingian age
Agata Paluch (Freie Universität Berlin): Patterns ofKnowledge Circulation in Early Modern East-Central Europe: Tracing Jewish Kabbalistic Textual Units in Multiple- Text Manuscripts
Elizabeth Archibald (Pittsburgh University): Medieval Library Catalogues and Intellectual Networks

Round Table for conference participants Conference wrap-up

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