“Did you say “authentic”?

Address: University of Liège, Amphitheater Wittert, Bât. A1 Place du XX-Août, 7 4000 Liège

On May 5 and 6, 2022, the sixth edition of the international doctoral days of the Transitions research unit will be held at the University of Liège. Middle Ages and early modernity. Organized in partnership with the Center for Higher Studies in Medieval Civilization (CESCM) at the University of Poitiers, these days will revolve around the theme of authenticity. Polysemous in essence, the notion of authenticity is complex to define. These doctoral days aim to question authenticity in its multiple meanings and methodological approaches, specific to different fields of research. The presentations will be oriented along two distinct but complementary axes: “The object that stands the test of time” and “Authenticity, pledge of truth? “.


Thursday, May 5, 2022: The object that stands the test of time

9:00 a.m.: Welcome of participants

9h30 : Introduction

Session 1 (moderator: Christophe Masson)

10h00: BORRELLI Carolina (University of Siena / EPHE, Paris), The authenticity of “relay stations”: the philology of codices and the case of the Occitan chansonnier T (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, fr. 15211).

10.20 am: OTTE Sandra (University of Liège), the Tablante de Ricamonte : an “original” and authentic translation of the Jaufré occitan ?

10h40 : Discussion

11h00 : Break

Session 2 (moderator: Aleuna Macarenko)

11h20 : MOORS Sophie (University of Antwerp), Constrained. A Comparative Study of the Influence of Formal Aspects of a Text on the Material Transmission of Middle Dutch Literature.

11.40am: DONNINI Piero (Ca ‘Foscari University, Venice), Khayyāmi as a philological product: The Ṭarabkhānẹ and the Timurid roots of an authentic resemblance.

12h00 : Discussion

12:20 p.m.: Lunch break

Session 3 (moderator: Eva Trizzullo)

1:30 p.m.: BRAY Maxime (Sorbonne University, Paris), Expertise in the authenticity and attribution of paintings before the courts of the Ancien Régime. Reflections around a report of 1700.

13h50: GARCÍA-MARTÍNEZ Saray (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona / University of Rome Tor Vergata), The object to the test of time. Two Bacchic medallions on the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), ancient or modern?

14h10 : Discussion

14h30 : Pause

Session 4 (moderator: Gaylen Vankan)

2:50 p.m.: KHAIR Khadija (University of Poitiers), The intelligibility of authenticity through technicality: The case of Ottoman silks (15th – 16th century).

3:10 p.m.: GAUBERT Aymeric (Centre for Higher Renaissance Studies, Tours), “Graffitology” or the authentication of ancient graffiti (13th-16th centuries).

3:30 p.m.: CAZALS Mahaut (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), Umisleading authenticity: the landscapes of Grands Causses and the medieval sequence (11th-13th centuries).

15h50 : Discussion

18h00: Lecture by Philippe SÉNÉCHALProfessor at the University of Picardie Jules Verne (Moderator: Stefania Tullio Castaldo), Plaster and truth.

Friday, May 6, 2022: Authenticity, a guarantee of truth?

Session 5 (moderator: Aurélien Bourgaux)

9.30 am: CRESCI Francesca (University of Siena / Université de Liège), The literary representation of Dauphin of Auvergne and his court (12th-13th centuries): what degree of “authenticity”?

9h50: BUSZKA Magdalena (Université Adam Mickiewicz, Poznań, Pologne), Authenticity in the medieval mysteries of Saint Barbara.

10:10 am: HORVÁTHY Sára (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary), I tell you that… lhe narratorial interventions, guarantees of the veracity of the romantic discourse.

10h30 : Discussion

10h50 : Pause

Session 6 (moderator: Lorenzo Battistini)

11:15: FILIPPOZZI Margherita (Sapienza University of Rome), “Aliud latina sapit oratio”. Thucydides in Greek and in Lorenzo Valla’s translation: a stylistic reflection.

11:35 a.m.: KAISIN Mathilde (FNRS – University of Liège), Girolamo Mei, a humanist in search of truths.

11h55 : Discussion

12:15 p.m.: Lunch break

Session 7 (moderator: Émilie Margaix)

2 p.m.: VALK Karl Peeter (Sorbonne University, Paris / University of Tallinn), Authenticity and Truth in the Work of Philippe de Mézières.

2:20 PM MOENS Robin (RWTH Aachen University / Namur University), A “Gregorian” falsification? A file of pseudo-papal charters in Metz at the beginning of the 12th century.

2:40 p.m.: GUILLEMOT Lise and LAGRANGE Blanche (University of Poitiers), The “authentic” chronicles of Morea and Simon of Ghent: between reality and subjectivity.

15h10 : Discussion

Pre-registration required: [email protected]

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