Distinctiones and Medieval Preaching – Prague, 24-25 April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we had to reformat this event into an online conference. For all details, see this other page.

Organised by Marjorie Burghart (CNRS – CIHAM UMR 5648, France) and Lucie Doležalová (Charles University, Prague)

Location : Academic Conference Centre (AKC) – Jilská street 1, Prague

Attendance is free, but due to a limited number of places we ask that you register by email at medieval.distinctiones@gmail.com

Friday 24 April

10:15 : opening remarks by Marjorie Burghart and Lucie Doležalová

10:30 – 12:00: Session “Defining the genre”
Distinctions in the Late Middle Ages: Exempla and the Habit of Distinguishing
Kimberley Rivers (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh)
Le Liber distinctionum super Psalterium d’Eudes de Châteauroux. Un recueil de distinctiones ?
Franco Morenzoni (U. of Geneva)
The genre of Master Mathias of Sweden’s (d. c. 1350) Alphabetum distinccionum: a combination of a concordance and distinctions
Sanna M. Suponen (U. of Helsinki)

12:00 – 12:30: project presentation
Distinguo, a knowledge base for the study of distinctiones
Marjorie Burghart (CNRS)

lunch break

14:00-17:00 : Library & Manuscripts visit

17:00 – 18:00 : Session “Conforming (or not) to prescriptions of the artes
“Predicare est arborizare”. The mnemotechnic tradition of preaching thanks to tree structured distinctiones
Naïs Virenque (U. of Tours and CEFRES USR 3138, Prague)
• Tales autem fac distincciones. The role of distinctions (and the lack of it) in the treatise Aurissa of Iacobus de Saraponte
Jan Odstrcilik (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna)

Saturday 25 April

10:30 – 12:00 : Session “Distinctiones and other genres” (90 min)
Dicta Chrysostomi and Distinctiones
Ilya Dines (Library of Congress, Washington)
Distinctiones in the Castilian Crown through the miracles of Santo Domingo de Silos and the Virgin of Guadalupe during the 13th and 15th centuries
Juan Manuel Carmona Peres (U. of Sevilla)
Les distinctions, un intermédiaire entre les encyclopédies et les sermons ?
Sophie Delmas (CIHAM – Lyon)

lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 : Session “Visualisations”
Visualizing distinctiones: a comparative view
Ayelet Even-Ezra (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
« Multiplex est rota ». Distinctiones et images figurées chez Hugues de Saint-Cher
Véronique Rouchon (Univrsité Lyon 2)

coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 : Session “Distinctiones and preaching”
• Hispanic Distinctiones: three examples
Oriol Catalán Casanova (University of Barcelona)
• Distinctiones in the Moral Function. The Latin Sermon De carnisprivio from the 15th century Czech-Polish Collection
Mejor Mieczysław (Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw)
Preaching with Peter – Textual aids for preachers in Petrus Capuanus’s Alphabetum in artem sermocinandi
Tuija Ainonen (Merton College, Oxford)



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