Actus CESCM 2018/6

Événements

 

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http://cescm.labo.univ-poitiers.fr/en/

Colloques, journée d’études

 

Moissac -Base Romane (cliché CESCM)

 Annonce du 4e colloque international et interdisciplinaire : La formule au Moyen Âge 4 / Formulas in Medieval Culture 4, qui se tiendra les 13, 14 et juin au CESCM (organisé par Charles Garcia et Stephen Morrison)

 

Rappels :

La Journée jeunes chercheurs organisée par l’association Janua aura lieu le 26 avril au CESCM, le thème cette année est : La violence guerrière : de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge.

 

Le Colloque international Simon de Montfort († 1218) : le croisé, son lignage et son temps se tiendra les 3 et 4 mai au CESCM, et est organisé par The Leverhulme Trust et le CESCM.


Conférence

 

Rappel : La  conférence d’Edina Bozoky et Bruno Dumezil, Les Barbares, des Vandales aux Vikings, Ve-Xe siècles, initialement prévue le 22 mars est reportée au jeudi 17 mai à 18h30, à la médiathèque François Mitterrand.


Appel à contribution

 

Ordonner l’Église II : Communautés cléricales et communautés monastiques dans le monde carolingien (8e-10e s.), pour le colloque organisé par  Émilie Kurdziel et Cécile Treffort, qui se tiendra du 11 au 13 octobre.

Communications au plus tard le 8 juin 2018.


Publications

 

Le nouveau Cahiers de civilisation médiévale est paru :

 

Cécile Voyer vient de publier aux éditions Classiques Garnier : Orner la parole de Dieu, le livre d’Évangiles et son décor, (800-1030). Paris, Arsenal, ms. 592, dans la collection Bibliothèque d’histoire médiévale.

 

Les articles des Annales de Janua cuvée de la journée du 13 avril 2017 – seront en ligne dès le 26 avril : http://annalesdejanua.edel.univ-poitiers.fr/

 

La version livre de poche, toujours bien à amener partout, un bon classique, à lire ou à relire : La légende du Roi Arthur par Martin Aurell aux éditions Perrin (réédition 2018)

 


Participations à colloque

 

Kalamazzo 2018the International Congress on Medieval Studies, avec une belle représentation du CESCM :

Thierry Grégor = The Lapidary Obituary of Plaimpied-Givaudins: Technical Memory of the Canons (Sunday, May 13, 8:30am, Session 520 – Memory: Public Display and Material Evidences)

Estelle Ingrand-Varenne = The Lapidary Obituary of Plaimpied-Givaudins: Textual Memory of the Canons (Sunday, May 13, 8:30am, Session 520: Bernhard 208 – Memory: Public Display and Material Evidences)

Émilie Kurdziel (& organizer) = The Bishop, the Canons, and the nascent Commune (Eleventh century)  (Friday, May 11, 110:00am, Session 202 – Church in the City: Ecclesiastical Power and Urban Government in Medieval Italy (Tenth–Thirteenth Centuries)

Éric Palazzo = Unfinished Liturgical Books (Saturday, May 12, 3:30pm, Session 471 – Interpreting Unfinished Later Medieval Manuscripts : Interdisciplinary Approaches) / &. Presider = Friday, May 11, 10am, Session 177 – Sensory Experiences of Thomas Aquinas’s Saintly Presence in Dominican Liturgy II)


Divers

 

  • Morgane Uberti est recrutée comme ingénieur d’études du 1er mai au 31 août, grâce au soutien de la Fondation Vauchez-Balzan, sur le projet du Recueil des inscriptions chrétiennes de la Gaule

 

  • Le groupement d’intérêt scientifique CollEx-Persée vient de labelliser trois fonds documentaires de l’université de Poitiers au titre des fonds d’excellence pour la recherche dont le fonds Moyen Age. Voir l’article ICI

 

À diffuser largement ….


La photothèque et ses actus !

 

  • Appel à contributions FOCUS, 2018-2019, L’étude des images : ICI

 

  • La photothèque, un patrimoine scientifique lié à la recherche en médiévistique, c’est l’université de Poitiers qui en parle le mieux ICI

Call for Papers = Categorising the Church II.

Categorising the Church II:

Clerical and monastic communities in the Carolingian World (8th-10th) /

Call for Papers

The Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale of the Université de Poitiers is happy to announce a workshop on 11-13 October 2018.

The main goal of this workshop will be to discuss the ordering of the Western Church between the middle of the 8th and the end of the 10th century.

Deux moines en confession abbaye de cadouin (galerie nord)

The Carolingian era has seen by many as a time when the Church became increasingly institutionalised. One of the main aspects of this development, exemplified by the series of councils held between 816 and 819, was a (re)definition of the canonical and monastic orders and the requirement for each community in the realm to comply either with the institutiones canonicorum and sanctimonialium or with the Rule of Benedict. Despite the influential works of J. Semmler or R. Schieffer, however, the real impact of these proposed reforms is still an open question, and from this perspective, the very notion of institutionalisation can also be questioned.

An initial meeting in Vienna in May 2017 focused on the way the court in Aachen took the initiative in formulating its grand vision of the Church in the early ninth century and on the textual reception of this effort. Based on these findings, which will be published in the course of 2018/9, this second meeting will explore the impact of these proposals on the ground.

It will do so by focusing on individual communities and tracing their evolution between the 8th and the end of the 10th or the early 11th centuries. By taking a longer time-frame and scrutinizing the transformations (or lack thereof) of communities rather than merely look for the local reception of the proposed reforms, it should be possible to reexamine this vital period and analyse:

1) to what extent certain local practices and experiments may have influenced the rules formulated at a central level, in what was probably a dynamic process of communication involving individual communities rather than purely the impetus from the court ;

2) whether or not 816/9 indeed constituted a pivotal moment in the history of the organisation of the Church and of ecclesiastical communities, and if it was ever experienced as such. Moreover, focusing on individual communities will allow us to explore further what differentiated, in practical terms and not from a normative viewpoint, canonical clerics from monks, sanctimoniales from nuns, and the extent to which any real difference existed between such categories for contemporary observers. One should indeed refrain from looking at those communities or analysing them through the very framework of the reformers, who aimed precisely at imposing one interpretation of what a canonical cleric or a monk (and their respective lives) should be.

Case Studies: Institutional Changes Within Local Communities

A first line of research will be to identify what characterizes religious communities on a concrete and institutional level, and what evolutions, if any, can be observed between the 8th and the turn of the 11th centuries, without prejudging a rupture at a specific point in time.

Focusing on case studies (a single monastery, a diocese or a region, located either in the heart of the Carolingian world or in a bordering area), three themes will be central in gauging how communities were organised and conceived of themselves as institutions:

1) the way they, and their individual members, dealt with property (renunciation of private property or not), its management (in common or not) and its distribution; 2) the self-imposed limits to communal life; 3) the organisation and the contents of the liturgy.

The underlying issue is the degree to which a given community self-consciously adhered to norms set « from the outside » (for instance, as prescribed by the councils of 816/9) or if it would (claim to) follow its own rules. The goal would also be to identify a set of criteria to help characterize Carolingian communities and to account for their diversity, beyond “monastic” and “canonical” categories. What defined a religious community in the Carolingian and post-Carolingian era is not as obvious as the discourse of the court would let us think. There were canonical communities where clerics did not live together inside a claustrum nor share meals, except on a few occasions: in those cases, what made a community seems to have been the practice of a choral liturgy and the existence of common property. Even for monks the sense of community or communal life might not be as clear as one would think by sticking to the model provided by such written rules as the Rule of Columbanus or Benedict. On these problems, the questionnaire elaborated by C. Violante and C.D. Fonseca could be used as an analytic template (even if it was intended for a later period)[1].

Discourse, Conflicts, Self-Representation

Another option would be to study the way communities conceived of themselves as institutions (canonical? monastic? something else?) and the rhetoric used to justify the adoption of new norms for living from one community to another, regardless of whether this happened in the immediate aftermath of 816-9 or later. In each case, a central question should be how a community understands and represents itself, and, if this self-understanding evolves in the course of such changes, what the vocabulary used to describe the community, among other things, is likely to reflect. To do so, however, later réécritures and their tendency to retrospectively « Benedictize » or « Canonize » communities and recounting of events often need to be deconstructed. Special attention will be paid to conflicts generated by the introduction of new rules, within communities as well as between them and their superiors.

Sources

A final, more methodological aspect of this workshop concerns the sources at our disposal for studying the transformations of religious communities during and after the Carolingian era. In addition to the obvious sources, such as chronicles, gesta or charters, what are the new insights that may grow out of hagiographical narratives, canonical collections, liturgical and musical handbooks? What about material remains – both archaeological, and those found within the manuscripts themselves? This last avenue of research proved to be particularly salient during the first meeting in Vienna, where it was made visible how manuscripts (rather than just their textual contents) could reflect canonical or monastic identities. The organisers of the Poitiers meeting would encourage people to continue on that path.

Proposals

You are invited to send a proposal for a 20-minute paper by 8 June at the latest. In order to be considered, please send a 300-word abstract to emilie.kurdziel@univ-poitiers.fr. Papers may be given in French or English.

Scientific committee :

Rutger Kramer

Emilie Kurdziel

Cécile Treffort

Graeme Ward

 

[1] C. Violante et C.D. Fonseca, « Questionario », dans La vita comune del clero nei secoli xi e xii. Atti della Settimana di studio : Mendola, settembre 1959, vol. 1, Milan, 1962, p. 494-536

[19-20 april] Southern France and the Latin East in the 13th Century: Crusade, Networks, and Exchanges

Southern France and the Latin East in the 13th Century:
Crusade, Networks, and Exchanges

 

Place: Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

Presented by:

  • France-Stanford center for Disciplinary Studies
  • Center for Medieval and Early Studies at Stanford university
  • Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévales at University of Poitiers

Co-sponsored by:

  • The Europe center
  • The Division of Literatures, Cultures, and languages
  • The Departement of History

Thursday 19 april

Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

 

9-9:30 – Coffee Reception (Lobby)

9:30/9:45 – Intro : Amalia Kessler, Director of FSCIS (Stanford)

9:45/11:45 – Session 1

Moderator: Katherine Kong, (Independent Scholar)

Troubadour Crusading Networks in Song and Songbooks

  • 9:45/10:15 – Steve Nichols (Hopkins): “’De sai or de lai?’  Spiritual Ecology in Troubadour Crusade Literature”
  • 10:15/10:45 – Marisa Galvez (Stanford): “’Testimoni, Cavalier e Jocglar’: Raimbaut de Vaqueiras as Crusader-Poet and Songbook Networks”
  • 10:45/11:15 – Christopher Davis (Northwestern): “The Empire of Song: Lyric Mobility and Social Hierarchy in the ‘Chansonnier du Roi’”

11:15/11:45 – Discussion

12/1:45pm – Lunch (Board Room): Graduate Workshop

Moderator: Rowan Dorin (Stanford)

  • Nicolyna Enriquez (UCLA), “Medieval Connections: An Examination of a Fatimid Rock Crystal Ewer from the Treasury of Saint-Denis, Paris”
  • Richard Ibarra (UCLA): “Property Dispute and Crusaders in the Letters of Ivo of Chartres”
  • Padraic Rohan (Stanford): « Emperors No More: the Thirteenth-Century Sea Change from Constantinople to the Latin West »

 

2/3:30 – Session 2

Moderator: Alexander Key (Stanford)

Social Practices and Intercultural Exchanges

  • 2/2:30 – Stefan Vander Elst (UC San Diego):“Crusade as a War of Families in the First Quarter of the Thirteenth Century”
  • 2:30/3 – Martin Aurell (U Poitiers): “From historiography to myth: mixed marriage in the Holy Land”

3/3:30 – Discussion

Coffee break

 

4/5:45 – Session 3

Moderator: Francisco Prado-Vilar (Harvard)

Outremer Courts

  • 4/4:30 – Nicholas Paul (Fordham): “Cortezia and the Haute cour: Occitan Culture and the Shaping of Aristocratic Space in the Latin East”
  • 4:30/5 – Justine Andrews (U New Mexico):  “Lusignan Cyprus: Image and Architecture between France and the Levant”
  • 5/5:45 – Discussion and Concluding Response (Rowan Dorin)

 

7 pm – Dinner at Spalti in Palo Alto for Conference Participants


Friday 20 april

 

8:30/9 – Coffee

9/10:30 – Session 4

Moderator: Fiona Griffiths (Stanford)

Circulation and Borrowings

  • 9/9:30 – Nicolas Prouteau (U Poitiers), “Circulation and Borrowings between East and West in the Thirteenth Century : The case of Military Architecture”
  • 9:30/10 – Estelle Ingrand-Varenne (U Poitiers): “Holy Land Epigraphy in Comparison with Thirteenth-Century Inscriptions of Southern France”

10/10:30 – Discussion

  • 10:30/11:30 – Special Collections visit

11:30/1pm – Lunch

 

1/3 pm – Session 5

Moderator: Marisa Galvez (Stanford)

Modes of Transmission: Stories and Song

  • 1/1:30 –  Rachel Golden (U of Tennessee): “Gendered Grief, Disruptive Motion, and Reinvention in French Crusade Song”
  • 1:30/2 – Susan Noakes (U of Minnesota—Twin Cities): “Boccaccio’s Cyprus and Multi-Lingual Aspects of Mediterranean Trade Revealed in Song”
  • 2/2:30 – Lynn Ramey (Vanderbilt): “Storytelling on Crusade: Modeling Textual Transmission using a Video Game Engine”

2:30/3 – Discussion

3/3:30 – coffee break

 

3:30/5:30 – Session 6

Board room

Moderator: Marie-Pierre Ulloa (Stanford)

Theories of Translatio and Reception

  • 3:30/4 – Francisco Prado-Vilar (Harvard): “The Beauty and Pathos of Crusader Bodies: Art, Antiquity, and Eschatology from Bohemond to the Leper King”
  • 4/4:30 – Shirin Khanmohamadi (SFCU): “Saracens, Objects, and Translatio in the Crusade Cycle”
  • 4:30/5:30 – Discussion with Concluding Response by Jessica Goldberg (UCLA)

 

5:30/7pm (Lobby) – Closing reception


     

   

 

 

Orner la parole de Dieu, le livre d’Évangiles et son décor (800-1030) Paris, Arsenal, ms. 592

Orner la parole de Dieu, le livre d’Évangiles et son décor, (800-1030). Paris, Arsenal, ms. 592.

Cécile Voyer

Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2018

(Bibliothèque d’histoire médiévale) – 541 p. –35€

ISBN 978-2-406-07068-9

À partir d’un luxueux manuscrit peint en Flandres au début du XIe siècle (Paris, Arsenal, ms. 592), l’ouvrage interroge le processus de création à l’œuvre au XIe siècle et la théologie de l’image. Véritable objet signe, il participe à une construction politique au début du XIe siècle en Flandres.

Using a sumptuous manuscript painted in Flanders in the early eleventh century (Paris,Arsenal , ms. 592) as its point of departure, this book examines the creative process that was occurring in the eleventh century along with the theology of the image. A true object-sign,it plays a role in a certain political structure at the beginning of the eleventh century in Flanders.

Centre d'Études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (UMR 7302)