Material Text Cultures

Rolls for the King. The Format of Rolls in Royal Administration and Historiography in the Late Middle Ages in Western Europe


current staff members

Teilprojektleiter Prof. Dr. Jörg Peltzer
akademische Mitarbeiterin Dr. Abigail Armstrong
akademischer Mitarbeiter Matthias Kuhn

former staff members

akademische Mitarbeiterin Maree Shirota
akademischer Mitarbeiter Stefan Holz
akademischer Mitarbeiter Dr. Maximilian Schuh




During its first phase (2015–9), the sub-project’s focus lay with the materialities and praxeologies of rolls and codices in English royal administration under Edward I (r. 1272–1307) and royal genealogies in fifteenth-century England and France. In its second phase (2019–23), the sub-project concentrates on questions regarding the relation of form and content as well as the contexts of production and use of rolls and codices in a comparative perspective. It centres on seigneurial administrations in late medieval England and princely genealogies in fifteenth and early sixteenth-century England and the Holy Roman Empire.

Within the CRC, the sub-project is linked through its key problems and themes, and its approach to the thematic fields 3, 5 and 6 as well as the sub-projects A06 “The Paper Revolution in Late Medieval Europe”, B09 “Bamboo and Wood as Writing Materials in Early China”, B13 “The order of knowledge and biographical writing.” and B14 “Interactive Materialities”.


Subprojects of the 3rd Funding Period

A01 A02 A03 A05 A06 A08 A09 A10 A11 A12 B01 B04 B09 B10 B13 B14 B15 C05 C07 C08 C09 C10 INF Ö2 Z



Completed Subprojects

A01 A03 A04 B02 B03 B06 B07 B11 B12 C01 C02 C03 C04 C06 IGK Ö1



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