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The Secret Life of Writing: People, Script and Ideas in the Iberian Peninsula (c. 900-1200)

Project description

Uncovering medieval manuscripts of lay people

Most medieval manuscripts preserved were those that were of interest to the powerful but there are other manuscripts that have also survived and show a different side of medieval society. The EU-funded PeopleAndWriting project aims to explore this common people-writing pairing to uncover what writing meant for lay communities and how it modelled their daily life. As an interdisciplinary study, it will apply a novel method combining approaches from manuscript studies to anthropology to uncover the hidden history of the people who wrote, signed, read and kept this material. The project will focus on the unmapped corpus of manuscripts from the Iberian Peninsula. It will be made available to the general public.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/anthropology
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
Address
Calle Patio De Escuelas 1
37008 Salamanca
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 995 040

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 995 040
Address
Calle Patio De Escuelas 1
37008 Salamanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments