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Liminal Networks: Western Palaeography to c. 1100 : Quadrivium

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Report of last conference / my last paper of the season:

‘Working on Visigothic script: what’s known and what isn’t”

Liminal Networks: Western Palaeography to c. 1100 : Quadrivium


“Session 2: Scripts and Manuscripts

Ainoa Castro, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto, opened this session with her paper, ‘Visigothic Script: What’s Known and What Isn’t’, in which she explored how previous scholarship has labelled and defined Visigothic script and the problems that such definitions have created for its future study. Ainoa also delved into some of the political implications about the spread and then decline of the script in the 9th-11th centuries, especially in the region of Galicia. In her closing comments she remarked on how the lack of access to Visigothic manuscripts in Spain has hindered the field, and hopefully this issue will be rectified as more scholars become interested in this script’s remarkable history. Currently, Ainoa is working on a project that will re-catalogue and re-explore the history of this script completely.”


by Colleen Curran (King’s College London) (more about the Conference)

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