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Digitising, Cataloguing, Searching and Sharing the Medieval and Early-Modern ImageOne Day Workshop on Methodologies of Iconographic Indexations held ON LINE within the VeDPH collaboration

1.10.2021 | Zoom session

Speakers, members of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (PI and coordinator of our research team); Maria Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni (member of the scientific committee of our research team) – The Study of Illustration and Decoration Patterns in Law Manuscripts and Books. The projects IUS ILLUMINATUM and IVS Commune online  

Abstract of the Lecture of Maria Alessandra Bilotta and Maria Alessandra Panzanelli Fratoni: 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.

Abstract of the Workshop: In the past few years, an increasing effort has been put into developing new systems for gathering, sharing and describing images with the help of digital technologies. Projects have been taking advantage of the new developments for creating databases and digital tools to gather and make searchable Medieval and Early-Modern images of different kinds (illuminations, paintings, printed illustrations, stamps, etc.)
This one-day workshop will bring together people currently involved in such projects, to discuss the objectives and the technical features of the different platforms, data gathering strategies, methodologies adopted for the iconographic and figurative description and future developments, with
a specific focus on the main challenges encountered by each project, possible links, and interoperability.
The main aim of the workshop is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and the creation of new operating connections within this community of practice, while offering an overview of the state of the art as far as the treatment of digital images as objects of research are concerned.

 

Special session – HERALDICA LEX – Heraldry in Illuminated Legal Manuscripts organized by Miguel Metelo de SEIXAS (IEM-NOVA/FCSH)

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

25.09.2021 | Zoom session

Chair: Pierre COUHAULT (IRHT/CNRS-ANRCollecta)
João PORTUGAL (President of Instituto Português de Heráldica) – Droits héraldiques au Portugal (XVe-XVIe siècles) : texte et image, rapport et renfort
Matteo FERRARI (Université de Namur-PaTHs) – Jeu de miroirs : histoire d’une « charte lapidaire » dans le palais de la commune de San Gimignano
Martin SUNNQVIST (Lunds Universitet) – “Did Armorials have Legal Relevance?”
Laurent MACÉ (Université de Toulouse Jean-Jaurès) – Une héraldique hors-la-loi ? Les Coutumes de Toulouse en question (fin XIIIe siècle)

 

Affichage et exposition. La forme du droit dans les chartes lapidaires du Moyen Âge central Vincent Debiais (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, CRH-AHLoMA, Paris)
Chair: Gerardo Boto Varela (Universitat de Girona) – Workshop 1: epigraphic Inscriptions with Legal ValueThe Illuminated Legal Manuscript from the Middle Ages to the Digital Age Forms, Iconographies, Materials, Uses and Cataloguing – 1st International Conference of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team

22.09.2021 | Zoom session

This paper takes as a starting point the controversial notion of “stone charter” which combines within a single syntagma a diplomatic category and a hard and durable material. It refers to a great variety of medieval inscriptions presenting similarities with the medieval diplomatic documentation of charters and diplomas. It also challenges the ability of epigraphic practices to ground, affirm and transmit the law, and thus raises many questions about medieval literacy. The act of communication consisting in displaying a public inscription might have been seen as a legal action by nature but how to approach such a gesture of public writing in the diplomatic scenario? Does the effect produced by the epigraphic object acquire, in its means (localization, form, lettering) a symbolic, pragmatic, or even performative reality? If so, what are the practical conditions of moving from a diplomatic written act to the exhibition of its contents? This paper aims at addressing some of these historical issues to understand the formal and functional links between medieval law as kept in manuscripts, used in charters, and displayed in public throughout epigraphic documents. By analyzing some stone charters produced in the South of France during the 12th and 13th centuries, this paper would like to focus on the theoretical aspects of the potential “legal” agency of medieval inscriptions, and to consider the anthropological basis of the need and effect of the publication of the law during the Middle Ages. 

 

Regards sur l’héraldique sigillaire des princes du Midi de la France (XIIe-XIIIe siècle)Laurent Macé (Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès) – 2nd Session – 2nd Cycle of Webinars Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts 

26.05.2021 | Zoom session

The 2nd Webinars Cycle Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts is part of the research project “ManJusEurIt – European Traveling Legal Manuscripts” conducted by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, also linked to activities of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team (https: //iusilluminata.fcsh.unl.pt) scientifically coordinated by the same researcher. The Webinar Cycle is organized by the Institute for 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.

 

Heraldry and other symbols in Nordic medieval legal manuscripts – Martin Sunnqvist (Lunds universitet) / La Heráldica como parte integrante esencial de los documentos jurídicos – José María de Francisco Olmos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) – 2nd Session – 2nd Cycle of Webinars Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts 

26.05.2021 | Zoom session

The 2nd Webinars Cycle Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts is part of the research project ManJusEurIt – European Traveling Legal Manuscripts conducted by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, also linked to activities of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team scientifically coordinated by the same researcher. The Webinar Cycle is organized by the Institute for 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.

 

Carte de nomination d’un Juge pour les executions de la Sainte Église Patriarchale de Lisbonne et sa forme d’authentification – Pedro Sameiro (Instituto Português de Heráldica)– 1st Session – 2nd Cycle of Webinars Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts 

28.04.2021 | Zoom session

The 2nd Webinars Cycle Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts is part of the research project ManJusEurIt – European Traveling Legal Manuscripts conducted by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, also linked to activities of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team scientifically coordinated by the same researcher. The Webinar Cycle is organized by the Institute for 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.

 

The illuminated legal manuscript. Spaces, territories and contexts of research and use in medieval Europe – 2nd Workshop internacional da Oficina de Investigação IUS ILLUMINATUM – Parte 2

On line – Zoom platform – Afternoon Sessions – 20.09.2020

This is the second international workshop organized by the IUS ILLUMINATUM Research Workshop. The event aims to communicate to a wider audience the results of investigations carried out by the team members during the first year of its existence, in order to take stock of what has already been done and outline possible research perspectives. This Workshop is also intended to provide an overview of the development of research on illuminated legal manuscripts in Europe, with the aim of reflecting on the methodological implications and the practical and theoretical challenges that this research 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.

 

The illuminated legal manuscript. Spaces, Territories and Contexts of Research and Use in Medieval Europe 2nd Workshop internacional da Oficina de Investigação IUS ILLUMINATUM – Parte I

On line – Zoom platform – Morning Sessions – 20.09.2020

This is the second international workshop organized by the IUS ILLUMINATUM Research Workshop. The event aims to communicate to a wider audience the results of investigations carried out by the team members during the first year of its existence, in order to take stock of what has already been done and outline possible research perspectives. This Workshop is also intended to provide an overview of the development of research on illuminated legal manuscripts in Europe, with the aim of reflecting on the methodological implications and the practical and theoretical challenges that this research 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.

 

 

Miniare il Diritto. I manoscritti giuridici bolognesi e francesi della Biblioteca Capitolare di Vercelli – Webinar on legal illuminated manuscripts of the Capitular Library of Vercelli organized by IUS ILLUMINATUM research team together with the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM) and Fondazione Tesoro del Duomo Vercelli. The Webinar had been a conversation, moderated by Timoty Leonardi, which had been be attended by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI and coordinator of IUS ILLUMINATUM research team and Gianluca del Monaco, member of IUS ILLUMINATUM research team

 

 

 

Concluding Round Table – 1st Webinars Cycle Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts. This Webinar Cycle  is part of the research project ManJusEurIt – Traveling European Legal Manuscripts, conducted by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, and is also linked to activities related to the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team, scientifically coordinated by the same researcher.

The webinar is organized by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM-FCSH/NOVA), together with the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team and in partnership with the Portuguese Institute of Heraldry (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 the context of the study of illuminated manuscripts and legal documents, focusing on those manuscripts and documents that circulated throughout Europe during the Middle Ages (13th-16th centuries). This initiative also aims to facilitate synergies between different areas of knowledge and disseminate research results to a wider audience, always maintaining scientific rigor, in order to promote awareness in contemporary society of the importance of heraldic heritage in manuscripts and in medieval legal documents, drawing attention to the importance of conserving such heritage.

 

Práticas jurídicas e escudos de armas – Maria do Rosário Morujão – 3rd Session of the 1st Webinars Cycle Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts. This Webinar Cycle  is part of the research project ManJusEurIt – Traveling European Legal Manuscripts, conducted by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, and is also linked to activities related to the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team, scientifically coordinated by the same researcher.

The webinar is organized by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM-FCSH/NOVA), together with the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team and in partnership with the Portuguese Institute of Heraldry (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 the context of the study of illuminated manuscripts and legal documents, focusing on those manuscripts and documents that circulated throughout Europe during the Middle Ages (13th-16th centuries). This initiative also aims to facilitate synergies between different areas of knowledge and disseminate research results to a wider audience, always maintaining scientific rigor, in order to promote awareness in contemporary society of the importance of heraldic heritage in manuscripts and in medieval legal documents, drawing attention to the importance of conserving such heritage.

 

Estas que lhe dou divisadas e iluminadas»: heráldica em documentos jurídicos – João Portugal – 2nd Session of the 1st Webinars Cycle Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts. This Webinar Cycle  is part of the research project ManJusEurIt – Traveling European Legal Manuscripts, conducted by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, and is also linked to activities related to the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team, scientifically coordinated by the same researcher.

The webinar is organized by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM-FCSH/NOVA), together with the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team and in partnership with the Portuguese Institute of Heraldry (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 the context of the study of illuminated manuscripts and legal documents, focusing on those manuscripts and documents that circulated throughout Europe during the Middle Ages (13th-16th centuries). This initiative also aims to facilitate synergies between different areas of knowledge and disseminate research results to a wider audience, always maintaining scientific rigor, in order to promote awareness in contemporary society of the importance of heraldic heritage in manuscripts and in medieval legal documents, drawing attention to the importance of conserving such heritage.

 

Entre la norma y la reputación. Los Reyes de armas y sus documentos heráldicos – José Berrendero – 1st Session of the 1st Webinars Cycle Heraldry in Traveling European Legal Manuscripts. This Webinar Cycle  is part of the research project ManJusEurIt – Traveling European Legal Manuscripts, conducted by Maria Alessandra Bilotta, and is also linked to activities related to the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team, scientifically coordinated by the same researcher.

The webinar is organized by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM-FCSH/NOVA), together with the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team and in partnership with the Portuguese Institute of Heraldry (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 the context of the study of illuminated manuscripts and legal documents, focusing on those manuscripts and documents that circulated throughout Europe during the Middle Ages (13th-16th centuries). This initiative also aims to facilitate synergies between different areas of knowledge and disseminate research results to a wider audience, always maintaining scientific rigor, in order to promote awareness in contemporary society of the importance of heraldic heritage in manuscripts and in medieval legal documents, drawing attention to the importance of conserving such heritage.

 

The Illuminated Legal Manuscript: Production, Circulation and Use in Medieval Europe1st International Workshop of the research team IUS ILLUMINATUM – 20.09.2021 – NOVA/FCSH

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.

 

Presentation of the volumes: Medieval Europe in Motion and Migrating Art Historians. On the Sacred Ways

Bologna – Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio – 8.05.2019

Speakers: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (IEM-FCSH / Universidade Nova de Lisboa; PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM), Ivan Foletti (Center for Early Medieval Studies, Masaryk University, Brno), introduces and coordinates the meeting Fabrizio Lollini (Department of Arts, University of Bologna)

 

 

 

1st Workshop on Juridical culture in Portugal (12th-14th Centuries): Breaking Ground – Session 2 part 2 – Sampling Juridical Culture in a Cistercian Environment – Alcobaça 12th – 13th centuries 

October 12, 2012 – NOVA/FCSH

Speaker member of the IUS ILLUMINATUM research team: Maria Alessandra Bilotta (IEM-FCSH / Universidade Nova de Lisboa; PI of IUS ILLUMINATUM)