Cartularies in Medieval Europe. Texts and Contexts. Internacional conference.

Untitled-1Lisbon (Portugal),

Organized by the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo and the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa,

11-12 June 2015.


* Call for Papers *

Over the last two decades, cartularies have been seen as an object of study in themselves, not only for the wealth of information they provide or for the problems of authenticity, but as organized ‘deposits’ of memory and of control of property. This meeting aims at creating an opportunity for all those involved in Medieval cartularies to discuss concrete experiences of studying and editing European cartularies from the 12th-13th centuries. Without dismissing a global overview of this phenomenon, we aim at approaching the topic through specific case studies and by taking into account the different ways in which medieval institutions built their own memory. Therefore, it is also essential to pay attention to non-diplomatic texts copied in or written in close relation to the cartularies (e.g. hagiography or historiography), and to the codices in terms of paleography, codicology and decoration. 


Researchers from different areas of knowledge are invited to present papers on topics focusing on the following themes:


  1. Memory, archives and cartularies: models and aims in the organization of corpora.
  2. From the archive to the codex: the selection, organization and use / re-use of documents.
  3. Cartularies and non-diplomatic texts: hagiography, historiography, annals.
  4. Visual Culture: decorations, seals and signa.
  5. Analyzing and editing: experiences, projects, databases.


The conference will be organized in plenary sessions with keynote speakers and parallel sessions with papers. Working languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and Italian. Papers presentations: 20 minutes. We welcome: individual proposals for a 20-minute paper (ca. 500 words), joint proposals for thematic panels consisting of 3 papers (ca. 350 words per paper). Deadline for proposals: February 28, 2015 (they should be submitted by e-mail).


Invited speakers: Ana Suárez González (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), Cristina Jular Pérez-Alfaro (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), Anna Bellettini (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), Julio Escalona Monge (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), Wendy Davies (University College of London), José Manuel Díaz de Bustamante (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), Fernando López Alsina (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), José Antonio Fernández Flórez (Universidad de Burgos), José Manuel Ruiz Asencio (Universidad de Valladolid), Marta Herrero de la Fuente (Universidad de Valladolid), Miguel Calleja Puerta (Universidad de Oviedo), Eloísa Ramírez Vaquero (Universidad Pública de Navarra).


More information

via ARCHIves Project





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