I will present the ERC project you have been reading about here next week. Here is the info:
Dear friends and colleagues,
Next Tuesday, 2 March 2021 around 5.30pm (UK time), I will be talking about my ERC project “The Secret Life of Writing: People, Script and Ideas in the Iberian Peninsula (c. 900-1200)” at the Medieval Manuscripts Seminars organised by Professor Julia Crick (King“s College London) and Dr David Rundle (University of Kent) and I thought you might be interested in joining us to hear more about it. I will be delighted to see some of you joining us virtually :)
The seminar is entitled The Secret Life of Writing: A Holistic Palaeography Project
You can book your place here : https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/
The project investigates the connection between people of rural communities and the written word in the medieval Iberian Peninsula as a key instrument in forging long-lasting personal identities while shaping the interactions within and among social groups. We aim to look at the lives and work of ordinary laypeople and construct their social profile in relation to written communication for the first time, analysing how the introduction of writing and writing-based social practices changed society. To this end, we propose the application of a holistic approach beyond the state-of-the-art to study an overlooked corpus of written material: the extant tenth- to twelfth-century manuscript sources from the north-western Iberian Peninsula.