Merveilleux, marges et marginalité

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CONFERENCE: Merveilleux, marges et marginalité dans la littérature et l’enluminure profanes en France et dans les régions septentrionales (XIIe-XVe siècles)16 octobre 2014, Université de Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle, Institut de recherches historiques du Septentrion (salle de séminaire A1-152) et 27 novembre 2014, Université de Rennes 2 Haute-Bretagne, Centre d’études des littératures et langues anciennes et modernes – Centre d’étude des textes médiévaux (salle de séminaire de l’espace recherche ALC, Bât. B).

Le merveilleux médiéval est l’objet de différents essais de catégorisation de la part des chercheurs, littéraires ou historiens. Jacques Le Goff notamment distingue le merveilleux non chrétien (mirabilis) du miraculeux divin (miraculosus) et du surnaturel satanique (magicus). Dans le cadre de ces journées d’études, le concept de merveilleux est entendu dans sa dimension profane comme un objet, un être, une situation, un phénomène visuel littéralement extraordinaire et irrationnel, divergeant des valeurs de référence du lecteur. Il provoque un bouleversement de l’ordre naturel des choses et cause une réaction spécifique : l’étonnement.

La question du lien entre merveilleux et spiritualité a déjà été débattue, les motifs merveilleux et la question des genres ont de même été abordés, et la problématique de la poétique du merveilleux a donné lieu à une réflexion riche bénéficiant des études approfondies de Christine Ferlampin-Acher et de Francis Dubost. Le rapport du merveilleux aux marges, concrètes ou abstraites, dans les textes et les manuscrits enluminés médiévaux mérite une étude plus spécifique. Comment le merveilleux s’inscrit-il et s’exprime-t-il dans la marge, comprise à la fois dans un sens littéral (ce qui est dans la marge) et dans un sens figuré (ce qui est en marge) ? La littérature profane et son illustration, qui se développent particulièrement entre les XIIe et XVe siècles, dans le royaume de France et les régions septentrionales du monde occidental, constituera notre objet d’étude privilégié. La représentation du merveilleux a été peu étudiée car les travaux portant sur ce sujet émanent principalement de chercheurs en littérature. Pourtant, celui-ci étant par essence indicible et fondamentalement lié à la vue, une approche iconographique s’avère nécessaire : dans quelle mesure et par quels moyens figuratifs et conceptuels le merveilleux est-il représentable ?

Il s’agira d’une part d’étudier la figuration des lieux, des personnages et des objets merveilleux dans les miniatures et initiales enluminées, et la façon dont leur caractère marginal est signifié dans l’image. D’autre part, nous nous intéresserons au développement de thèmes et motifs merveilleux dans les marges des manuscrits profanes, les recherches s’étant concentrées jusqu’à présent sur les manuscrits sacrés. Il semble également important d’étudier conjointement les évolutions de la représentation du merveilleux dans la littérature et dans l’iconographie ainsi que l’influence de l’histoire des mentalités sur le travail des enlumineurs et les auteurs.

Ces journées d’études entrent dans une démarche interdisciplinaire, réunissant autour d’un axe de recherche commun littéraires, historiens et historiens de l’art. Elles relèvent d’un partenariat entre deux laboratoires de recherche, le CETM (Rennes 2) et l’IRHiS (Lille 3). Elles se répartissent en deux volets chronologiques qui correspondent aux grandes tendances et mutations du merveilleux littéraire et iconographique au Moyen-Âge. Une première journée, à Lille, portera sur l’épanouissement aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles du merveilleux dans la littérature et l’iconographie profane. La seconde journée, à Rennes, s’intéressera au renouvellement, dès la fin du XIIIe siècle, d’une topique épuisée par une production pléthorique.

Programme

16 octobre 2014, Université de Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle
Président de séance : Christian HECK (Professeur en Histoire de l’art médiéval, Université de Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle, IRHiS).

Hybridité et métamorphose de la merveille
* Irène FABRY-TEHRANCHI (Lecturer in French Studies, Université de Reading), Les transformations de Merlin et l’illustration marginale du manuscrit BnF fr. 95 (1290)
* Aude-Lise BARRAUD (Master en Histoire de l’art médiéval, Université de Bordeaux 3 Michel de Montaigne), Mélusine. Étude des représentations de la fée dans le manuscrit français 24383 de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France (XVe siècle)
* Lucie BLANCHARD (Master en Histoire de l’art médiéval, Université de Bordeaux 3 Michel de Montaigne), Hybridité et merveilleux dans les marginalia des manuscrits profanes (fin du XIIIe-première moitié du XIVe siècle)
* Jacqueline LECLERCQ-MARX (Professeur d’Histoire de l’art médiéval, Université Libre de Bruxelles), Chevaliers marins et poissons-chevaliers. Origine et représentations d’une « merveille » dans et hors des marges (régions septentrionales du monde occidental, XIIe-XIVe siècles).

Territoires de la merveille
* Jeff RIDER (Professeur de Langue et littérature françaises, Université de Wesleyenne, Connecticut), Le merveilleux, le pseudo-merveilleux et l’énigme
* Quentin VINCENOT (Doctorant en Littérature médiévale, Université de Rennes 2 Haute-Bretagne, CELLAM), Cynocéphale et loup-garou : deux anthropophages aux marges de l’humanité
* Florent POUVREAU (Docteur en Histoire médiévale, Université de Grenoble 2), Le corps velu et les merveilles de l’Orient dans la littérature et l’iconographie de la fin du Moyen Âge
* Maud PÉREZ-SIMON (Maître de Conférences en Littérature médiévale, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3) et Pierre-Olivier DITTMAR (Ingénieur d’études à l’EHESS, Paris), « Les monstres des hommes ».

Communication de clôture :
* Alison STONES (Professeur émérite d’Histoire de l’art médiéval, Université de Pittsburgh), Les motifs du cerf, du lion et du Graal dans l’iconographie des manuscrits du Lancelot-Graal.

27 novembre 2014, Université de Rennes 2 Haute-Bretagne
Présidentes de séance : matin : Adeline LATIMIER et Joanna PAVLEVSKI (Doctorantes en Littérature médiévale, Université de Rennes 2 Haute-Bretagne, CELLAM/CETM) ; après-midi : Christine FERLAMPIN-ACHER (Professeur de Langue et littérature françaises médiévales, Université de Rennes 2 Haute-Bretagne, CELLAM/CETM)

Merveilles arthuriennes
* Christine FERLAMPIN-ACHER (Professeur de Langue et littérature françaises médiévales, Université de Rennes 2 Haute-Bretagne, CELLAM/CETM), Imager et imaginer la merveille dans Artus de Bretagne (manuscrit BnF fr. 761, Carpentras BM 104 et New York Spencer 34)
* Juliette THIBAULT (Master en Histoire et Littérature médiévale, Université de Poitiers, CESCM), Une danse merveilleuse et un danseur marginal : la carole magique et le fou dans les enluminures arthuriennes
* Alicia SERVIER (Doctorante en Histoire de l’art médiéval, Université de Lille 3 Charles de Gaulle, IRHiS), La Dame du lac dans les images enluminées du roman de Lancelot du Lac (XIIIe-XVe siècles).

Frontières herméneutiques : Perméabilité des genres dans le traitement textuel et iconographique du phénomène merveilleux
* Martina DI FEBO (Université de Gênes), Les enluminures des manuscrits de l’Ovide moralisé entre réalisme et allégorie
* Lucile JAECK (Doctorante en Histoire médiévale, Université de Limoges, CRIHAM), Le merveilleux dans un récit en marge de la littérature profane : narration et iconographie du Voyage de saint Brandan
* Pierre LEVRON (Docteur en Littérature médiévale, Université de Paris 4), Le cierge et l’épée, ou le miracle à répétition : étude d’un motif narratif
* Sonia Maura BARILLARI (Professeur de Philologie romane, Université de Gênes), Arbre de vie, arbre de vits : à rebours à partir du ms. Paris, BnF, fr. 25526.

Communication de clôture :
* Myriam WHITE-LE GOFF (Maître de Conférences en Langue et littérature médiévales, Université d’Artois), De quelques images de merveilles dans les Romans d’Alexandre médiévaux : déplacement des marges.

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Art History Fellowships at the MET

FELLOWSHIPS: Art History Fellowships, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers fellowships in art history for PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and senior museum professionals. Predoctoral art history fellows, with the exception of Theodore Rousseau fellows, can be asked to assist the hosting curatorial departments with projects that complement their approved scholarly subject. Not all departments request this assistance. Senior fellows are generally expected to spend all of their time on their approved fellowship projects. However, if a senior fellow would like to contribute a portion of his or her time to the department it is usually welcomed.

All fellows, with the exception of Theodore Rousseau fellows, must be in residence at the Metropolitan Museum during the fellowship period. All fellowships must take place between September 1, 2015, and August 31, 2016. Fellowships generally begin in September. The number of fellowships awarded depends on funds available; the stipend amount for one year is $42,000 for senior fellows and $32,000 for predoctoral fellows, with up to an additional $6,000 for travel (maximum of six weeks). Health care benefits are included. Senior fellowships are intended for those who hold a PhD on the date of application and for well-established scholars.

The online application deadline for art history fellowships awarded for the 2015–2016 year is 7 November 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

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The Art Market Past and Present

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CONFERENCE: The Art Market Past and Present: Lessons for the Future? - Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B, 31 October – 1 November 2014. Registration is now open.

A two-day conference on relations between the art market in history and the art market today, organized by Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and The Burlington Magazine.

Friday 31 October 2014
Networks and Agents – Chair: Barbara Pezzini, The Burlington Magazine

Session 1: Networks and Globalization
Respondent: Anna Dempster
* Hans J. Van Miegroet, Global Trade Networks, Art Export and the Emergence of New Markets for Mass-Produced Imagery in the Americas
* Christel H. Force, Evolution of the Market for Blue-and-Rose-Period Picassos before World War II.
* Georgina Bexon, Indian Contemporary Art: The Effects of Globalization in an Evolving Art Market.

Session 2: The Market, Connoisseurship and the Academy
Respondent: Susanna Avery-Quash
* Antoinette Friedenthal, John Smith, his Rembrandt Catalogue Raisonné and the Value of Provenance
* Lynn Catterson, Stefano Bardini and the Art of Dealing Art
* Laetitia Masson, The Old Master Drawings’ Market. Past, Present and Future. What to Expect from a Specialized Market Today
* Jeremy Howard, Duveen versus Colnaghi and Knoedler: The Case of the ‘overpainted’ Holbein.

Session 3: Collectors
Respondent: Nicola Pickering
* Chris Ingram, The Ingram Collection: The journey of a 21st century collector
* Sebastian de Vivo, Display of Art/Display of Self. Pierre Crozat and the Transformation of Magnificence
* Heike Zech, The Thrill of the Chase: Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913-2001) as Collector.

Session 4: Dealers
Respondent: John Martin
* Claartje Rasterhoff and Filip Vermeylen, Mediators of Trade and Taste: Early Modern Dealers and the European Art Market
* Titia Hulst, Leo Castelli’s Innovation: Creating Value in the Primary Market for Avant-garde Art
* Agnès Penot, Becoming a Branded Dealer in the 19th Century: The Example of La Maison Goupil.

Saturday 1 November 2014
Strategies of Sales and Display – Chair: Jonathan Woolfson, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Session 1: Market Strategies
Respondent: Jeffrey Boloten
* Michelle O’Malley, Botticelli and Market Strategies in Late Fifteenth-Century Florence
* Maria Elena Versari, Selling the Avant-Garde: Italian Futurism in the Art Market
* Frances Fowle, Marketing Impressionism: Paul Rosenberg’s 1922 Exhibition
* Patrizia Thuy Vi Koenig, Fabricating Value: The Limited Edition of Photography in Past and Present.

Session 2: Museums and Exhibitions
Respondent: Amy Mechowski
* Leanne Zalewski, ‘Choice Imported Pictures’: European Art in New York Auctions, Private Galleries and Museums in the 1880s
* Joanna Smalcerz, Wilhelm von Bode and his Networks of Contacts in the Art Market for Old Masters Sculpture in Europe around 1900
* Johannes Nathan, The First Documenta: a Selling Exhibition?

Session 3: Auction Houses
Respondent: Tom Christopherson
* Elizabeth Pergam, Selling Pictures: The Value of Auction Catalogue Illustrations
* Lukas Fuchsgruber, The Creation of the Hôtel Drouot Auction House in 1852: a New Space for the Discourse of Art and Value.

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Clothing Sacred Scripture

CONFERENCE: Clothing Sacred Scripture. Book Art and Book Religions in the Middle Ages, Universität Zürich (Raemistrasse 71), 9 – 11 October 2014. Organizers: Prof. Dr. David Ganz (Universitaet Zuerich) and Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellewald (Universitaet Basel).

In a traditional perspective, book religions are seen as agents of logocentrism, establishing a sharp dichotomy between scripture and aesthetics, religion and art. The conference aims to broaden this perspective by a comparative and transcultural approach to religious book culture exploring the specific »aesthetics of inlibration« of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Middle Ages. The conference will reflect upon the different strategies of »clothing« sacred texts with precious materials and ornate forms in pretypographic cultures to create a close relation between the divine words and their human audience. Conducted by an art historical focus the conference contributes to the nexus between sacred scripture and art by exploring how art shapes the religious practice of books, and how the central importance of religious books shapes the evolution of artistic practices.

Programme

Thursday, 9 October 2014
* David Ganz (Universitaet Zuerich), Welcome and Introduction.

Chair: Barbara Schellewald (Universitaet Basel)
* Bruno Reudenbach (Universitaet Hamburg), Liturgical Reading and/or Presence. Observations on Early Medieval Gospel Books
* David Ganz (Universitaet Zuerich), Between Body and Text. Book Covers as Garments in the Western Middle Ages.

Chair: Sophie Schweinfurth (Universitaet Zuerich)
* Vera Beyer (Freie Universitaet Berlin), When Writers Dream of Mental Sight… Images of Dreams as Mediators between Material and Immaterial Aspects of Persian and French Manuscripts
* Finnbarr Barry Flood (New York University), Bodies, Books and Buildings: Economies of Ornament in Juridical Islam.

Chair: Anna Buecheler (Universitaet Zuerich)
* Michelle Brown (University of London), Concealed yet Revealed: Empowering Unseen Text by Iconic External Visualisation, from the Freer Gospels to the Lough Kinale Bookshrine
* Karin Krause (The University of Chicago Divinity School), Divine Tablets, Heavenly Scrolls. Images and Metaphors of Sacred Scripture in Byzantium
* Robert S. Nelson (Yale University), Dressing and Undressing Greek Lectionaries in Florence.

Friday 10 October 2014
Chair: Silke Tammen (Universitaet Giessen)
* Barbara Schellewald (Universitaet Basel), Holy Scripture as Body of Christ. The Book in the Byzantine Liturgy
* Vladimir Ivanovici (Università della Svizzera Italiana Mendrisio), The Ritual Display of Jewelled Bibles in Late Antiquity: Aesthetic and Typological Implications
* Sarit Shalev-Eyni (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Aural and Performing Aspects of Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts for Liturgical and Ritual Use
* Lindsey Smith (University of York), Glorious Bookends: The Performance of Ivory Embellishing Sacred Text and the Connection between Consumer, Image and the Word of God.

Chair: Vera Beyer (Freie Universitaet Berlin)
* Tammen/Romina Ebenhoech (Universitaet Giessen), “Wearing Devotional Books”: Book-shaped Miniature Pendants (15th–16th Centuries)
* Rostislav Tumanov (Universitaet Hamburg), Devotional Experience in a Jewellery Case: The Peculiar Layouts of two Late Medieval Books of Hours
* Thomas Rainer (Bayerische Schloesserverwaltung Muenchen), Adoring God’s Name: Images of the Torah Case (Tik) and its Erasure in Medieval Jewish and Christian Manuscripts (13th–15th Century)
* Maria Portmann (Universitaet Muenchen), Jewish Writings and Holy Scripture in Christian Paintings in Spain during the Late Medieval Period.

Saturday, 11 October 2014
Chair: Tobias Frese (Universitaet Heidelberg)
* David Ganz (The Medieval Institute, The University of Notre Dame), Performativity and Punctuation: Reflections on Carolingian Passion Narratives and their Liturgical Role
* Beatrice Kitzinger (Stanford University), The Mantle of History: Carolingian-era Gospel Illumination in Narrative Mode
* Anna Buecheler (Universitaet Zuerich), Clothing the Saints: Two Textile-Ornamented Lives of Saints from the 11th century
* Tina Bawden (Freie Universitaet Berlin), Clothing the Page: Topological Functions of Colour in Early Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts.

Chair: David Ganz (Universitaet Zuerich)
* Eyal Poleg (Queen Mary College, University of London), A Text without a Book, in the Middle Gilt and Ornate with Gems: The Bible in Liturgy and Courts of Law
* Gia Toussaint (Universitaet Hamburg), Two are Better than One: An Essay on Relics in Medieval Book Covers.

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13th Century Entanglements

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EXHIBITION: 13th Century Entanglements: Judaism, Christianity & Islam, An Online Exhibition from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 2012-2013 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania.

The 2012-13 fellowship year at the Katz Center brought together scholars of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic social and intellectual history to develop a more fully integrated account of Europe and the Mediterranean basin in the 13th century. Diverse phenomena such as the creation of new philosophic and scientific cultures, the emergence of medieval halakhah (Jewish legal praxis), the diffusion of Kabbalah, the establishment of new mendicant orders, the institutionalization of Sufi brotherhoods, the rise of universities, and the role of inquisitors were studied, not only as isolated phenomena but in their mutual interrelations. In this on-line exhibition we highlight a number of original sources that were draw upon by these scholars in the course of their research: Hebrew, Latin and Arabic manuscripts and early printed texts which illustrate a range of topics such as medieval liturgical poetry, law, rhetoric, philosophy, science, magic, social history, gender relations, inter-communal contact, conflict and other forms of entanglement both positive and negative.

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Late Medieval Manuscript Miscellanies

CONFERENCE: Late medieval manuscript miscellanies, Amsterdam, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, 1 – 3 October 2014.

Programme

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 14.00
* Sabrina Corbellini, Introduction to the theme of the workshop.

Codicological and Paleographical Problems and Criteria – Chair: Marilena Maniaci
* Giovanna MURANO (Florence, I), Inspecting Inventories: Miscellanies and Composite Volumes in Pico’s Library
* Christine GLASSNER (ÖAW Vienna, A), Sammelhandschrift und Sammelband. Versuch eines kodikologischen, überlieferungs- und textgeschichtlichen Zugangs = Miscellanies versus Composite volumes. An Approach based on Codicology, History of Transmission and Textual history
* Ryan PERRY (Kent, UK), The “mix-tape” and the Devotional Miscellany: Middle English Anthologies and the Evidence of Organizing Principles.

Personal Handbooks and Strategies of Composition I – Chair: Bettina Wagner
* Lucie DOLEŽALOVÁ (UK Praha, CZ), Categorizing Personal Miscellanies
* Pavlina RYCHTEROVÁ (ÖAW Vienna, A), Work in Progress: Czech Lay Theologian Thomas of Stitne (1330-1400) and His Delight in Doing Miscellanies
* Kimberly RIVERS (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, US), Composition and Career: The Manuscript Miscellanies of Johannes Sintram, O.F.M. (d. 1450).

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9.00
Personal Handbooks and Strategies of Composition II – Chair: Eef Overgaauw
* Marco CURSI (ROMA, I), Leonardo da Vinci: His Books and Writing
* Michael VAN DUSSEN (McGill, Montréal, CA), English Book Collecting and the European Manuscript Economy in the Later Middle Ages
* Angelo CATTANEO (Lisboa; I Tatti, Florence), The Geographical Zibaldone by Alessandro Zorzi (1520-1540).

Poetic Miscellanies – Chair: Sabrina Corbellini
* Sandro BERTELLI (Ferrara, I), Poetical Vernacular Miscellanies among Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio
* Greti DINKOVA BRUUN (Toronto, CA), Latin Poetic Anthologies from the Later Middle Ages
* Alessio DECARIA (Siena, I), Different Kinds of Miscellaneous Manuscripts Transmitting Medieval Italian Lyric Poetry
* Ian JOHNSON (St Andrews, UK), Collecting the Self: Miscellaneity in the Canterbury Tales of Chaucer.

Textual transmission – Chair: Jeff Rider
* Pavlína CERMANOVÁ (CMS Praha, CZ), Prophetical Texts in Central European Medieval Miscellanies
* Marleen CRÉ (University of Lausanne, CH), Compiling Strategies and Miscellaneity in The Chastising of God’s Children and The Holy Boke Gratia Dei.

Miscellanies and Religious Conflicts – Chair: Farkas Kiss
* Pavel SOUKUP (CMS Praha, CZ), Anti-Hussite Texts in Miscellaneous and Other Manuscripts
* Thomas WOELKI (Berlin, D), War of Treatises. Manuscript Miscellanies from the Council of Basel (1431-1449).

Miscellanies in Religious Orders – Chair: Suzan Folkerts
* Rene HERNANDEZ VERA (Leeds, UK), Mitigating a Conflict: Observant Miscellanies and Ownership of Books in Padua during the Fifteenth Century
* Angelika KEMPER (Klagenfurt, A), The Composition of Manuscript Miscellanies within Religious Communities: Between Reform-minded Piety and Humanist Rhetoric.

Friday, 3 October 2014, 9.00
Miscellanies and Late Medieval Devotion – Chair: Rafal Wojcik
* Thomas LENTES (Münster, D), Late Medieval Spiritual Writing. Prayer Book Production in late medieval Dominican Nunneries
* Rob LUTTON (Nottingham, UK), Devotional Affiliations in fifteenth-century English manuscript miscellanies
* Geert WARNAR (Leiden, NL), Miscellany or Encyclopedia? The Composition and Transmission of the German Version of the “Tafel vanden Kersten Gelove”.

Strategies, Uses and Reception – Chair: Renée Gabriël
* Susanne RISCHPLER (Würzburg, D), Miscellanies and Mnemonics
* Giacomo SIGNORE (Freiburg, D), Miscellanies in the Library of Albertus Loeffler (Basel, 1416-1462)
* Elisabeth SALTER (Hull, UK), Using Miscellaneity as a Source of Evidence for the Use and Reception of Late Medieval English Texts.

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Scriptoria e biblioteche nel basso medievo

CONFERENCE: Scriptoria e biblioteche nel basso medievo (secoli XII-XV), Cinquantesimo Convegno storico internazionale, Centro Italiano di Studi sul Basso Medioevo (CISBaM) e Accademia Tudertina di Todi. Sede: Palazzo Ciuffelli, Todi, 12 – 15 ottobre 2014.

PROGRAMMA

Domenica, 12 ottobre, ore 10,30
* Stefano Zamponi (Università di Firenze), Scriptorium, biblioteca e canoni di autori. La biblioteca capitolare di Pistoia fra XII e XIII secolo
* Mauro Donnini (Università di Perugia), Dettare e scrivere
* Attilio Bartoli Langeli (Scuola storica nazionale per l’edizione delle fonti documentarie, ISIME), Gli autografi nel basso medioevo
* Antonio Ciaralli (Univeristà di Perugia), Alle origini dello scrivere moderno.

Lunedì, 13 ottobre, ore 9,00
* Giovanna Murano (Firenze), Dalle scuole agli Studia: la produzione del Decretum Gratiani tra XII e XIII secolo
* Daniele Arnesano (Università del Salento), Τόπος τῶν βιβλίων. Sulla dotazione libraria dei monasteri italo-greci nel basso medioevo
* Emma Condello (Sapienza – Università di Roma), Libri a Roma nel XIII secolo: i codici della Basilica di S. Pietro
* Maddalena Signorini e Sabina Marinetti (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”), Scrivere presso le corti alla fine del medioevo: il caso del canzoniere provenzale L.

* Sandro Bertelli (Università di Ferrara), La tradizione grafica dei canzonieri della lirica italiana delle Origini
* Nicoletta Giovè (Università di Padova), Scrivere (e leggere) il libro francescano
* Marco Cursi (Sapienza – Università di Roma), BNF, Ms. Tordi 2. Il libro di famiglia di un mercante copista. Bese di Giovanni Ardinghelli; e Luisa Miglio (Sapienza – Università di Roma), Maddalena, donna fu d’Andrea Davizi
* Gabriella Pomaro (SISMEL – Firenze), Un caso particolare: dentro lo scriptorium Lullianum.

Martedì, 14 ottobre, ore 9,00
* Giuseppa Zanichelli (Università di Salerno), La trasformazione del libro di lusso fra XII e XIII secolo
* Francesca Cenni (Arezzo), Note sull’economia di libri e biblioteche cardinalizie tra XIV e XV secolo
* Donatella Nebbiai (IRHT – CNRS), La biblioteca aperta. Scrivere per la cattedrale (secoli XII-XIV)
* Donatella Frioli (Università di Trento), Per un profilo diacronico delle biblioteche monastiche: note sparse.

* Massimiliano Bassetti (Università di Verona), Le biblioteche dei Mendicanti: Minori e Predicatori a confronto tra i secoli XIII e XIV
* Gilbert Fournier (IRHT – CNRS/Biblissima), La bibliothèque du collège de Sorbonne: les conditions d’une réussite
* Maria Alessandra Bilotta (IEM – FCSH Universidade Nova de Lisboa), La biblioteca dei papi da Roma ad Avignone
* Massimo Vallerani (Università di Torino), I testi degli intellettuali pratici: tra circolazione amministrativo-funzionariale e circolazione dei manoscritti.

Mercoledì 15 ottobre, ore 9,00
* Marina Benedetti (Università di Milano), Manoscritti eccentrici. Archivi e libri degli inquisitori
* Paolo Vian (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana), La biblioteca di uno scienziato sui generis: Richard de Fournival
* Giovanni Fiesoli (Università di Firenze), Testi e contesto. Inventari di biblioteche private e riscoperte umanistiche (secoli XIV-XV)
* Maria Rosa Cortesi (Università di Pavia), La formazione della biblioteca umanistica: libri per sé, libri degli altri.

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La scrittura splendente

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EXHIBITION: La scrittura splendente. Tesori manoscritti dalle biblioteche italiane, Bologna, Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio, Sala dello Stabat Mater (Piazza Galvani 1), 19 – 25 settembre 2014.

Il tema dell’undicesima edizione di Artelibro, Italia: Terra di tesori, pone con chiarezza l’obiettivo di “riscoprire” le meraviglie artistiche e culturali del nostro paese, con il preciso intento di valorizzare quanto di bello abbiamo.

La mostra – organizzata da Artelibro e dalla Biblioteca Comunale dell’Archiginnasio di Bologna, in collaborazione con la Biblioteca Estense Universitaria di Modena, con la Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana di Firenze e con il sostegno di Franco Cosimo Panini Editore – presenta al pubblico una selezione di manoscritti straordinari per antichità, rarità di testimonianza storica e preziosità assoluta nel campo della scrittura e della miniatura libraria. Un concentrato, quindi, di valore eccezionale, che offrirà al pubblico la possibilità di vedere tre codici, che per stato di conservazione ed eccellenza sono normalmente esclusi dalla visione diretta.

È possibile ammirare la Bibbia in due volumi, eseguita tra il 1455 e il 1461 per Borso d’Este Duca di Ferrara (detta appunto “Bibbia di Borso d’Este”, nonché definita “il libro più bello del mondo”), che tra i preziosi codici della Biblioteca Estense di Modena brilla di luce propria e si segnala per la stupefacente bellezza delle sue “carte ridenti”, capolavoro assoluto della miniatura italiana del Rinascimento. Realizzata da grandi nomi, come Taddeo Crivelli e Franco dei Russi, fu dipinta in ogni sua carta sul recto e sul verso, guardando alle nuove regole della prospettiva e creando una eccezionale galleria d’arte rinascimentale, la cui ricchezza non trova paragone in nessuna altra testimonianza artistica coeva.

La Bibbia di Marco Polo, proveniente dalla Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana di Firenze, fu realizzata in Francia nella prima metà del Duecento (1230-1240). In passato è stata usata per la predicazione dai missionari Francescani, che nella seconda metà del XIII secolo raggiunsero la Cina, ed è rimasta in possesso della famiglia di un eminente personaggio di Cham Xo (i.e. Ch’ang-shu) nella provincia di Nanchino, dai tempi della dinastia Yuan e di Marco Polo. Infine, è stata donata nel corso del Seicento al Granduca Cosimo III de’ Medici.

La Vita Christi di Ludolfo di Sassonia è il più bello tra i codici conservati nella Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio, grazie alle numerosissime, splendide e delicate miniature, databili alla metà del Quattrocento, attribuite a Cristoforo Cortese. Costante è la raffigurazione di una fauna variata (aironi, pavoni conigli, faraone ecc.), quasi una sigla di questo miniatore che decorò il codice trascritto dal copista Michele Salvatico per la biblioteca dei Gonzaga di Mantova.

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