CESCM – Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale

Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (CESCM)
UMR 7302. Université de Poitiers – CNRS
Martin Aurell
Contact person for Biblissima
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne

Since 1974, the Corpus of Inscriptions of Medieval France (CIFM) has been listing, publishing and studying medieval inscriptions traced on wood, stone or metal. Three-quarters of France is now covered (66 departments, 8 regions). These fifty years of publishing are accompanied by as many years of study of medieval epigraphy, teaching and development of the discipline. The older volumes are accessible on Persée.

TITULUS, the digital medieval epigraphy project of the CESCM, proposes a new distribution of the epigraphic sources from the 8th to the 15th century in France (25,000 entries). This is accessible to all and also provides new means of exploiting these texts, through an electronic edition of the new volumes of the CIFM and a database. It is now opening up to new terrains, types and chronologies with inscriptions in the Latin alphabet of the eastern Mediterranean in the Middle Ages, graffiti and late-antique and high-medieval epigraphy.