Events and Activities

October, 1st 2021

International WorkshopDigitising, Cataloging, Searching and Sharing the Medieval and Early-Modern ImageON -LINE One Day Workshop on Methodologies of Iconographic Indexations, organized by Matilde Malaspina, Barbara Tramelli, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Speakers and Participants – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM – Maria Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni, member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM – The Study of Illustration and Decoration Patterns in Law Manuscripts and Books. The projects IUS ILLUMINATUM and IVS Commune online

The IUS ILLUMINATUM international research team, based at the Institute of Medieval Studies of the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM) the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Lisbon and coordinated by Maria Alessandra Bilotta researcher at the same University, it aims to study the illustration and decoration of legal manuscripts and legal documents produced in medieval times. Among the scientific aims of the team, made up of specialists in the illustration of medieval legal manuscripts from different parts of Europe, there is also that of studying the different iconographies that accompany the legal texts and also that of structuring a uniform system description of such illustrations and decorations, making use of the expertise of the specialists involved. By virtue of these skills and aims, the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team was invited to collaborate with the IVS commune online project, coordinated by Maria Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni. In fact, the transmission of legal texts from late Middle Ages to Early Modern Age (14th-17th century) is the focus this latter research project funded by the Ministry of Research and University within a program (Programma Giovani ricercatori “Rita Levi Montalcini”) that the speaker is conducting in the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Turin. A database named “IVS Commune online” is being developed which is based on the structure and partially of data already recorded in the TEXT-inc database. IVS Commune online is meant to expand the research and include analytical descriptions of legal texts from both manuscripts and printed editions (1350-1650). In this frame, to illustrations and decoration patterns major attention is paid, being considered as a part of the texts. Therefore the database includes a special field also for linking to the dedicated resources, to start with the 15cIllustration db. Most of all, a collaboration has been started with Maria Alessandra Bilotta and IUS ILLUMINATUM project, which aims to produce some Guidelines for a coordinated system of description of illustration and decoration patterns in the field of Law.

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September, 22-25 2021

1st International Conference of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team – The Illuminated Legal Manuscript from the Middle Ages to the Digital Age. Forms, Iconographies, Materials, Uses and Cataloguing

To commemorate his third year of existence, the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team organizes on September 22nd-25th 2021, in collaboration with the Instituto de Estudos Medievais, the Instituto Português de Heráldica, the Fondazione Tesoro del Duomo Vercelli (Italy), the Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona (Italy) and the Società Storica Vercellese (Italy), an international Conference on the topic: “The Illuminated Legal Manuscript from the Middle Ages to the Digital Age. Forms, Iconographies, Materials, Uses and Cataloguing”. The event aims to communicate to a wider audience the results of investigations carried out by the team members during the first three years of its existence. This Conference is also intended to provide an overview of the development of research on illuminated legal manuscripts in Europe, on cataloging, digitization and materiality of these manuscripts with the aim of bringing together renowned experts on the subject and reflecting on the methodological implications and practical and theoretical challenges that this investigation entails. During this scientific event, different case studies related to some regions of the European territory will be analyzed through an interdisciplinary approach in order to overcome the limits and open up innovative and fruitful research tracks.

To consult the pdf of the program, click on the image 

Organization:
Instituto de Estudos Medievais
Ius Illuminatum – Oficina de investigação
Fondazione Tesoro del Duomo Vercelli
Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona
Società Storica Vercellese
Instituto Português de Heráldica

Scientific direction and coordination:
Maria Alessandra Bilotta 
(PI and coordinator of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team)
with the collaboration of the IUS ILLUMINATUM Scientific Committee

Organization committee:
Maria Alessandra Bilotta 
(IEM-NOVA/FCSH; PI of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team)
Miguel Metelo de Seixas 
(IEM-NOVA/FCSH; member of the Scientific Committee of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team)
Silvia Faccin 
(Biblioteca Capitolare di Vercelli; member of the Scientific Committee of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team)
Timoty Leonardi 
(Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona; member of the Scientific Committee of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team)

 

 

September, 17-18 2021

WebinarStoria della miniatura: lavori in corso. Webinar in memoria di Maria Grazia Ciardi Dupre dal Poggetto 

Speakers and Participants – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Alessandra Perriccioli,Giovanni Travagliato (members of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM research team); Gianluca del Monaco, Andrea Improta, Jorge, Jiménez López (members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team), Michela Perrotta (IUS ILLUMINATUM research team intern)

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September, 8-10 2021

International Conference (Genova, 8-10 settembre 2021) – Giustizia, istituzioni e notai tra i secoli XII e XVII in una prospettiva europea. In ricordo di Dino Puncuh

Speakers – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM); Marta Mangini (Associated researcher of IUS ILLUMINATUM research team); Paola Guglielmotti (member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM research team)

 

 

March 24, 2021

Virtual Lesson via Google Meet – Los mss legales iluminados en el sur de Francia en los s. XIII y XIV y su circulación en la península italiana y la península ibérica, as part of the Course Artes suntuarias y artes del libro en la Edad Media given by Professor Laura Fernández Fernández – Grado en Historia del Arte – Universidad Complutense de Madrid – h. 11.30-13.00 

Speaker – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta ( PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 28, Mai 26, June 23, 2021

2nd Webinars International Cycle of IUS ILLUMINATUM research teamHeraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts (Lisbon – FCSH) – On-line sessions by Zoom 

Scientifical Coordination: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Miguel Metelo de Seixas, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM

Partners of the event: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM-FCSH/NOVA); Instituto Português de Heráldica

The Webinar Cycle is organized by the Institute of Medieval Studies (IEM-FCSH/NOVA), together with the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team and in partnership with the Portuguese Heraldry Institute (IPH). This initiative, coordinated by researchers Maria Alessandra Bilotta and Miguel Metelo de Seixas, aims to show the usefulness of the scientific analysis of the presence of heraldic emblems in illuminated manuscripts and legal documents, focusing on those manuscripts and documents that circulated in Europe during the Middle Ages (13th-16th centuries). This initiative also aims to facilitate synergies between different areas of knowledge and to disseminate the results of research to a wider audience, always maintaining scientific rigor, in order to promote the awareness of the heraldic heritage in manuscripts and in medieval legal documents, drawing attention to the importance of conserving that heritage.

 

 

December 18, 2020  

Seminário de Estudos Medievais (SEM)A Oficina de investigação IUS ILLUMINATUM e o estudo em rede dos manuscritos jurídicos iluminados em Portugal e na Europa: apresentação de um projeto em curso – h. 4:00 PM – via Zoom 

Speaker – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta ( PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM)

 

 

November 26, 2020

Semana da Ciência e da Tecnologia – Academia Ciência Viva 2020 – Webinar via Zoom platform – h. 4:30 PM (Lisbon time)

Speaker – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM) – O estudo dos manuscritos jurídicos iluminados em Portugal: a Oficina de investigação IUS ILLUMINATUM e a Base de Dados “Legal Digital Scriptorium – Portugal”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Septembrer 22, 2020

2nd International Workshop of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research TeamThe Illuminated Legal Manuscript: Spaces and Contexts of Reception and Use in Medieval Europe – Webinar via Zoom platform 

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Sofia Orsino, Università di Firenze; Gianluca del Monaco, Università di Bologna; Jorge Prádanos Fernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Viviana Persi, Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire, Université Lille 2; María Teresa Chicote Pompanin, Durham University – Ángel Fuentes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Arkadiusz Adamczuk, Biblioteca Universitaria dell’Università Cattolica di Lublino “Giovanni Paolo II”; Maurizio Aceto, Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica dell’Università del Piemonte Orientale, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Gerardo Boto Varela, Universitat de Girona, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI and Coordinator of IUS ILLUMINATUM

Scientifical Coordination: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM

Organization: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Timoty Leonardi, Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare di Vercelli

Partners of the event: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM-FCSH/NOVA);  Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare di Vercelli; Società Storica Vercellese; Instituto Português de Heráldica

The Workshop aims to exhibit the results of the work done by the members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team during the first year of existence, to take stock of what has already been done and to outline future perspectives of investigation.

 

July 17, 2020

WEBINAR  – IEM Visiting Scholar’s Day – On-line sessions by Zoom

Organization: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM-NOVA/FCSH)

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Viviana Persi (Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire (CHJ) – Université de Lille); Nuria Ramón-Marqués (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia); Jorge Prádanos Fernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 9,  2020

WEBINARMiniare il Diritto. I manoscritti giuridici bolognesi e francesi della Biblioteca Capitolare di Vercelli

Organization: Timoty Leonardi, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (IEM-NOVA/FCSH, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM); Gianluca del Monaco, Università di Bologna

Partners of the event: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM-FCSH/NOVA); Fondazione Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare di Vercelli

 

 

July 7, 2020

Concluding Round Table of the 1st Webinars International Cycle of IUS ILLUMINATUM research teamHeraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts (Lisbon – FCSH) – On-line sessions by Zoom

Scientifical Coordination: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Miguel Metelo de Seixas, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM

Partners of the event: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM-FCSH/NOVA); Instituto Português de Heráldica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 6, 13, 20 2020

1st Webinars International Cycle of IUS ILLUMINATUM research teamHeraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts (Lisbon – FCSH) – On-line sessions by Zoom 

Scientifical Coordination: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Miguel Metelo de Seixas, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM

Partners of the event: Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM-FCSH/NOVA); Instituto Português de Heráldica

The Webinar Cycle is organized by the Institute of Medieval Studies (IEM-FCSH/NOVA), together with the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team and in partnership with the Portuguese Heraldry Institute (IPH). This initiative, coordinated by researchers Maria Alessandra Bilotta and Miguel Metelo de Seixas, aims to show the usefulness of the scientific analysis of the presence of heraldic emblems in illuminated manuscripts and legal documents, focusing on those manuscripts and documents that circulated in Europe during the Middle Ages (13th-16th centuries). This initiative also aims to facilitate synergies between different areas of knowledge and to disseminate the results of research to a wider audience, always maintaining scientific rigor, in order to promote the awareness of the heraldic heritage in manuscripts and in medieval legal documents, drawing attention to the importance of conserving that heritage.

 

February 14, 2020

 

 

Doctoral Studies SeminarPresentation of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team at the Center for Judicial History of the University of Lille – Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire – UMR 8025

Speaker – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta ( PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM)

Discutant: Viviana Persi (Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire – UMR 8025)

 

 

 

February 13, 2020

Séminaires Codicologie quantitative et sociologie du livre médiéval – Année 2019-2020, Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, salle Perroy, – 5,00-7,00 PM

Speaker – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM) – Membra disjecta -Membra conjucta : logiques de séparation et de recomposition dans l’étude des fragments des manuscrits juridiques (France du Midi, Péninsule italienne, Péninsule ibérique)

Discutant: François Foronda (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne – LAMOP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 9, 2020

Séminaire transversal de recherche du LA3M – LABORATOIRE D’ARCHÉOLOGIE MÉDIÉVALE ET MODERNE EN MÉDITERRANÉE Monastères, couvents, confréries – Les arts figurés au monastère, Aix-en-Provence – h. 2.00-5.00 PM, salle Georges Duby, MMSH 

Speaker – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM) – Commandes artistiques et mss enluminés dans les couvents mendiants du Midi (XIIIe-XIVe siècles)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 27, 2019

European Researchers’ Night on the topic Science in the city at the National Museum of Natural History in Lisbon 

Participant – Member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM

 

 

 

 

September 20, 2019 

1st International Workshop of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research teamThe Illuminated Legal Manuscript: Production, Circulation and Use in Medieval Europe

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Andrea Improta, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila; Gianluca del Monaco, Università di Bologna; Maria Teresa Chicote Pompanin, The Warburg Institute (School of Advanced Study, University of London); Ángel Fuentes Ortiz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Jorge Jiménez López, Universidad de Salamanca; Jorge Prádanos Fernández, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Maria Alessandra Bilotta, IEM-FCSH/NOVA; André Vitoria, IEM-FCSH/NOVA – LAMOP; Arkadiusz Adamczuk, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Lublin; Miguel Metelo de Seixas, IEM-FCSH/NOVA, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Rolando Volzone, DINÂMIA’CET – IUL, ISCTE; Catarina Tente, IEM-FCSH/NOVA, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM

Scientifical Coordination and Organization: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM

The Workshop has the aim of giving an overview of the progress of research regarding illuminated legal manuscripts in Europe with the aim of carrying out a reflection on the methodological implications and on the practical and theoretical challenges that such research entails. During the Workshop, different case of study related to some regions of the European territory will be analyzed with a particular attention to what concerns the production, use and circulation of the different manuscripts examined. The Workshop also aims to question the potential offered by new technologies and the interdisciplinary approach in the study of the illuminated legal manuscript in order to overcome the limits and open up innovative and fruitful research paths.

 

July 22 – August 2, 2019

Summer CourseFrom the Liturgy to the Image: the illustration of the Pontifical manuscripts in the late Middle Ages (13th-15th centuries) in the Italian Peninsula; in the South of France and the Iberian Peninsula (Catalonia and Portugal)  – NOVA/FCSH – Monday – Friday 10:00-12:30 AM – Room 606 | Tower B

Speaker – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 17-20, 2019

International Conference Portugal, the classics and European culture: colloquium in honor of Aires A. Nascimento on his 80th birthday

Speaker – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team:  Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM – O estudo dos manuscritos jurídicos iluminados, em Portugal: balanços, projetos e perspectivas de investigação 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2019

Study Day “The Wolf of Gubbio. Origins, Tradition and Reception of a Franciscan History

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Antonio Montefusco (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM 

Scientific Coordination and Organization: Antonio Montefusco (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 8-11, 2019 

5th International Symposium of the Emac Research Group JUDICI I JUSTÍCIA. ART SACRE I PROFÀ MEDIEVAL I MODERN

Members of the Scientific Committee: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Gaspar Coll i Rossel, Honorary Member of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Rosa Alcoy, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM 

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team:  Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM – La representación de Juicio y de la Justicia en la ilustración de los manuscritos legales del Midi de FranciaGaspar Coll i Rossel, Honorary Member of IUS ILLUMINATUM; Rosa Alcoy, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM, Jorge Prádanos Fernández, Member of IUS ILLUMINATUM

 

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Book Presentation: Medieval Europe in Motion. The Circulation of Artists, Images, Patterns and Ideas from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Coast (6th-15th centuries)

Bologna; Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio 

Speaker – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 19 March – Thursday 21 March 2019

International Conference Le rayonnement des arts au Moyen Âge Réflexions autour du ms. aquitain Paris, BnF, latin 1139 

Speaker – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM

 

 

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Academic Session in the Instituto Português de Heráldica –Heráldica e manuscritos: armas iluminadas em manuscritos do sul da França 

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, 17 January 2019
Seminar Digestum vetus and fragments of the Decretum Gratiani – Seminar cycle “Treasures on parchment”

Speakers – Members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM and José Domingues, Member of the Scientific Committee of IUS ILLUMINATUM

The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum holds two illuminated fragments and a medieval codex of Ius commune(common law). The Common law – consisting of the Corpus Iuris Civilis(Body of Civil Law), the Corpus Iuris Canonici(Body of Canon Law) and associated legal literature – was one of the most important sources of the laws that prevailed in Portugal from the Middle Ages until the Lei da Boa Razão (Law of Good Sense) of 1769. 1. Under the medieval system, the Corpus Iuris Civilis– a compilation of Roman law drawn up under Emperor Justinian in the sixth century – was divided into five parts: the Old Digest, the Infortiatum, the New Digest, the Code and the Volumen Parvum (little volume). MS LA212 is an Old Digest, copied and illuminated in France during the fourteenth century. 2. The Corpus Iuris Canoniciwas organised in six parts: Decretum Gratiani, Decretals of Gregory IX, Sixth Book of the Decretals, Clementinæ, the Extravagantes of John XXII and the Extravagantes Communes. The fragments M36A and M36B were part of a Decree of Gratian, the most important source of medieval canon law, drawn up by Gratian in the first half of the seventh century. Their illuminations are attributed to the workshop of the Maître du Missel de Augier de Cogeux (or Cogenx), and were produced during the first half of the fourteenth century, probably in Toulouse. This seminar focuses on the decorative and illustrative splendour of these legal fragments, relates them to other manuscripts produced at the time and explains the practical importance that these extraordinary legal works acquired during the Portuguese Middle Ages.