Identifying Governmental Forms in Europe, 1100–1350: Palaeography, Diplomatics and History
Date: Monday 3rd–Tuesday 4th April 2017
Venue: University of Glasgow, Room 253, Gilbert Scott Conference Suite Main Building
Sponsor: A colloquium hosted by Models of Authority
The origins of the modern state have long been located in the European central Middle Ages. But the focus on origins has produced a too-narrow view of what government looked like and what kinds of authorities could govern in the central medieval period. This two-day colloquium brings together scholars from across Europe to expand our understanding of medieval government and the influences brought to bear upon its expression. Its methodological focus is history’s so-called ‘auxiliary sciences’ of diplomatics and palaeography, inspired by the research aims lying behind the collaborative research project, Models of Authority: Scottish Charters and the Emergence of Government, 1100-1250 (www.modelsofauthority.ac.uk). Both palaeography and diplomatics are traditionally used in studies of medieval government to illuminate the development of bureaucracy and institutional complexity, but here will also be examined to understand the communication and representation of governmental forms in all their varieties, as well as the interplay between them.
Registration and Attendance
The cost of attending the colloquium is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees. The papers will be pre-circulated to aid discussion over the two days. Please note that because of the pre-circulated format, places at the colloquium are limited to aide discussion.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Deadline to register: 10 March 2017
There will be a dinner on the evening of Monday 3rd April. Please email email@example.com if you would like to attend, with any dietary requirements.
Monday 3rd April 2017
|0930-0940||Welcome: Professor Roibeard O Maolalaigh, VP/Head of the College of Arts, University of Glasgow|
|0940-0955||Introduction: Diplomatics and government in Europe during the central Middle Ages|
|1000-1040||Richard Sharpe (University of Oxford): ‘Initials and informed government in the Anglo-Norman period’|
|1040-1120||Kathryn Dutton (University of Manchester): ‘The form and discourse of government in twelfth-century Anjou’|
|1140-1220||Alheydis Plassmann (University of Bonn): ‘Identifying Burgundy as part of the Empire: the Staufen emperors in a peripheral region’|
|1220-1300||Sverre Bagge (University of Bergen): ‘The royal chancery in Norway, 1250-1319’|
|1350-1430||Els de Paermentier (Ghent University): ‘Observe, learn and create: Influences of the French and English royal chanceries on the Flemish comital charters (12th-13th centuries)’|
|1430-1510||Alice Taylor (King’s College London): ‘Creating aristocratic power in royal charters in twelfth- and early thirteenth-century France (and Scotland)’|
|1530-1610||Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani (University of Namur): ‘A comital chancellor at the dawn of the 13th century: Gislebert of Mons and the making of the “feudal” and “penal” charters of Hainault’|
|1610-1650||Matthew Hammond (University of Glasgow): ‘Contexts for assertions of noble status in Scottish charters, c. 1160 to c. 1260’|
Tuesday 4th April 2017
|0910-0950||Sébastien Barret (IRHT-CNRS, Paris-Orléans): ‘Forms, typology, and normalisation: French royal charters in the thirteenth century’|
|0950-1030||Marie Therese Flanagan (Queen’s University, Belfast): ‘Latin charters and the Europeanisation of Irish kingship’|
|1050-1130||John Reuben Davies (University of Glasgow): ‘Royal government in Scotland and the development of diplomatic forms, 1093-1250’|
|1130-1210||László Veszprémy (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest) : ‘The emergence of charter script: kings, chancellors and scribes in Hungary, 1200-1250’|
|1300-1340||Jessica Berenbeim (Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Studies, London): ‘From seals to ceilings: governmental and Gothic form’|
|1340-1420||Fernando Arias Guillén (University of Valladolid): ‘Loryal vassals, dynastic prestige, and an ever-growing kingdom: the representation of royal authority in the privilegios rodados during the reign of Alfonso X of Castile and Leon (1252-84)’|
|1430-1445||Dauvit Broun, University of Glasgow|
On Tuesday 4 April, there will be a launch of an exhibition produced as part of the Models of Authority project in Edinburgh at 18:00. All delegates of the colloquium are invited to attend. More details can be found here.
On Wednesday 5 April, Models of Authority is holding a public conference at the University of Glasgow between 10:00 and 16:30. All delegates of the colloquium are invited to attend. More details can be found here.