2nd seminar of the Transversal Research Group in Palaeography – GRTP
Saturday, December 6, 2014, École Nationale des Chartes
“Regional Specificities in Paleography: Diversity of Scripts within Single Cultural Areas”
Learning processes, writing models and the transmission of scribal knowledge are at the heart of this question. Whereas the larger geocultural areas are sufficiently well defined, fine-grained typologies distinguishing between varieties of broadly-defined scripts have been unevenly developed from one field of paleography to the next. Regional specificities, relatively well studied in Latin, Byzantine or Arabic palaeography, are less well known for other cultures. This seminar aims to reflect on processes of diversification (through learning, transmission of scribal practices, and the institutional framework of chanceries or scriptoria) and their coexistence within broader typological categories.
Speakers will offer a status quaestionis for their respective fields.
- Michel Chauveau (EPHE): “Demotic”
- Alain Delattre (EPHE-Université Libre de Bruxelles): “Coptic”
- Lucio Del Corso (Università di Cassino): “Greek papyri”
- Brigitte Mondrain (EPHE): “Greek Byzantine Manuscripts”
- Alain Desreumaux (UMR8167, CNRS): “Syriac”
- Marc Smith (ENC-EPHE): “Latin”
- Peter A. Stokes (King’s College London): “Anglo-Saxon Minuscule and Digital Palaeography”
- Olivier Venture (EPHE): “Chinese”
- Matthew Kapstein (EPHE): “Tibetan”
- André Lemaire (EPHE): “West-Semitic Writing”
• Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra (EPHE): “Judaean Hebrew