CORPUS OF INSCRIPTIONS OF MEDIEVAL FRANCE (1974‐2014).
40 YEARS OF MEDIEVAL EPIGRAPHY IN POITIERS
STUDY DAY DEDICATED TO THE EDITION OF EPIGRAPHIC TEXTS FOR THE
OCCASION OF THE PUBLICATION OF THE 25TH VOLUME OF THE CIFM
Wednesday 17th September 2014
In the presence of the Poitiers-based participants in the edition of inscriptions, and of French and foreign researchers who have been associated to the work on the CIFM, be it for several years or just for the occasion, this anniversary will be an opportunity to come back on the forty years of research in medieval epigraphy, and the publication of 25 volumes. The communications will offer a review of the changes which helped bring the publication of medieval epigraphic texts to life (in relation to the general evolution of the subject on the one hand, ecdotics on the other hand), and at the same time an opening towards new horizons: technological (with the electronic edition of texts and the recognition of incised characters), cultural (Ancient or Byzantine epigraphy), or professional (scientific editions, museography).
The international aspect of this event will allow us to share our different experiences and perhaps to identify what is unique to France, in the aim of improving publication techniques, at a time when the Corpus of Inscriptions of Medieval France is faced with new editorial challenges (vernacular languages, inscriptions in lower-case letters, paintings on an easel or on tables…).
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Chair of the morning: Cécile Treffort
10:00 Robert Favreau (honorary director of the CESCM and founder of the CIFM): The early days of the CIFM
11:00 Estelle Ingrand‐Varenne (CNRS/CESCM): The prospects of the Corpus and the challenges of electronic publication
11:45 Carlo Tedeschi (University of Chieti) and Elisa Pallottini (post‐doctoral student from University La Sapienza Rome): Medieval inscriptions of Italy. Results, problems, prospects.
Chair of the afternoon: Estelle Ingrand‐Varenne
14:30 Andreas Rhoby (Academy of Vienna): An envious gaze to the West. Byzantiumʹs contribution to medieval epigraphy
15:30 Kristin Tanton (post‐doctoral student from University of California Los Angeles): Corpus of Inscribed Capitals in Romanesque France (ca. 1080‐1160). Digital Research Possibilities
16:45 Nicolas Tran (University of Poitiers): Latin epigraphy from the Roman era: an overview of online data
17:45 Cecile Treffort (Director of the CESCM – University of Poitiers): Conclusions
18:00 Closing drinks: