Workshop 30/06-1/07: Epigraphic Writing in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Epigraphic Writing on Monuments, Objects, Seals and Coins

in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, June 30 – 1st of July, 2021

Co-organized by. E. Ingrand-Varenne (CNRS/CRFJ) and R. Kool (IAA)



Wednesday 30th June (CRFJ) Israel Time

9:00 Introduction Vincent Lemire (director CRFJ) and Estelle Ingrand-Varenne (CNRS-CRFJ, GRAPH-EAST PI)

9:30 – 10h30 First Session

  • Jonathan Rubin (Bar Ilan University), “Intellectual life in the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem: An Overview”
  • Estelle Ingrand-Varenne (CNRS/CRFJ), “The First Inscriptions in Outremer French in Acre”
  • Robert Kool (Archaeological Research Department, IAA): “Lingua, لُغَو يّ and Langue on Coins and Tokens in the 12-13th c. Crusader States

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30 Second Session

  • Iris Shagrir (Open University of Israel), ““Latin Liturgy and Diverse Audience in 12th c. Jerusalem”
  • Liza Lurie (Curator Islamic Art and Archaeology, Israel Museum), “Speaking Objects: Inscribed Textiles from the Israel Museum Collection”

11:30 – 13:30 Discussion

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 –15:30 Third Session

  • Clément Dussart (University of Poitiers, CESCM), “Reconsidering Pilgrim Graffiti”
  • Laurent Hablot (EPHE), “Affixing Signs: Forms and Functions of Heraldic Traces and Ex-voto” [Zoom]

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00 Discussion


Thursday 1st July

9:00 – 13:00 Field Excursion

Meeting point Jaffa Gate. Sites to visit:

  • Holy Sepulchre (graffiti)
  • Church of Saint Mary of the Latins (the Calendar inscription)
  • Markets (various inscriptions)
  • Terra Sancta Museum storage (inscription of Lambert d’Acre)
  • Church of Saint Anne (inscriptions of the façade, garden and storage)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 (CRFJ) Discussion and Conclusion


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