Registration opens for The Image of Cursive Handwriting: A One Day Workshop

Venue: The Council Room, King's College London, Strand WC2R 2RS

Date: Thursday 3rd September 2015

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Co-sponsor: Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King's College London

Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government, 1100-1250 are delighted to host the next meeting of the Séminaire permanent "Écritures cursives" -- an open, informal workshop that focuses upon the various aspects of cursivity and its role in the evolution of handwriting in the Latin West during the Middle Ages. The theme for this year's workshop is the image of cursive handwriting and its significance, from the early Middle Ages to the early modern period, and from Scotland to Italy. The presentations will focus upon the use of cursive handwriting or elements of cursivity in specific contexts or instances in which the visual appearance of the script may have been regarded as having a particular significance, conveying a message that either reinforced or gave additional expression to the words recorded and to the function of the written artefact. There will be plenty of time for discussion and we would like, in particular, to engage with the methodological issues involved in establishing whether the choice or appearance of cursive handwriting had any semiotic significance, and what that significance may have been. 

Confirmed speakers include David Ganz, Teresa Webber, Irene Ceccherini, David Rundle and Marc Smith.

Registration is free and we'll provide refreshments and a sandwich lunch. The catch? Numbers are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment:

We look forward to seeing you in September!


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