Proposals are invited for the international conference Cistercians and the transmission of texts (12th-18th c.), on the role of Cistercian abbeys and their book collections in the history of text transmission, organized as part of the Biblifram research project at the Médiathèque du Grand Troyes (22-24 Nov. 2012).
CALL FOR PAPERS
(deadline 15 April 2012)
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Typology and form of transmitted texts: secular literature (Classical literature, history, law, fiction, medicine) or religious works (Church Fathers, liturgy); prose or poetry
• A comparative approach to Cistercians and other religious orders
• Book production and organization (libraries and chanceries, book inventories of Cistercian abbeys, place and role of printed books)
• Cistercians and studies (relations to University, scholarly undertakings within the Cistercian order)
Papers on Cistercian manuscripts and libraries from the 13th c. onwards, covering the late Middle Ages or the early modern period, will be welcome, as the Order’s historical studies tend to give less attention to these time periods.
Papers, of 40 minutes, will be preferably given in French (if not, a substantial abstract or a French translation will be made available to the public). A session with smaller papers (20 minutes) will be organized to present case studies (e.g. Cistercian transmission of a unique text). Proposals should mention for which category the paper is presented.
To propose a paper, please send a brief abstract (3000 characters max. + name and affiliation) to Biblifram coordinator Anne-Marie Turcan-Verkerk (anne-marie.turcan [at] irht.cnrs.fr). The deadline for receipt of submissions is 15 April 2012.