Ce billet cherche à décrire succinctement de quelle façon une exposition virtuelle se met en place sur un site d’édition scientifique numérique tel que celui du projet « Natale Conti, Mythologia, 1567-1627 : un laboratoire éditorial ».
(Re)Ordering the Gods. The Mythographic Web through Times
Online Workshop, Warburg Institute
Names and epithets, historical facts, rituals and monuments, textual fragments, plants and places: these are samples of the wide material that the mythographic tradition deals with. How do we organise it? What data to choose, how to present it and what for? This workshop will question the different forms of mythographic compilation. Many of them baffle our sense of order and classification and it is tempting to qualify them as confused bundles. But, by orchestrating the collection of ancient texts and/or images and thus arranging different circulations in the treasure of ancient knowledge, mythographies present themselves as creative enterprises. Could we argue that compilation is a form of thought inherent in mythological creation, even in its artistic forms? Homer’s poems are based on different modes of assemblage and were immediately received as a mythographic encyclopaedia.
By visiting some of the compilation models developed since Antiquity, we will interrogate the ways in which they give new meanings to the ancient pantheon. Poetics, iconology, hermeneutic and anthropology are intimately linked here. How could we describe the forms of mythographic compilation? What mental procedures underlie them? What intellectual operations do they require of their users? To what extent a conception of the order of things can be read through their specific arrangement of data, how do they reflect a specific state of culture? These issues will be raised through images, texts, and artefacts. Although these domains obey their own logic, an important part of the mythographic production is found at their interface.
The making of Antiquity during the Early Modern Age:
a case study, Natale Conti’s Mythologiae libri decem (1567-1627)
Céline Bohnert a présenté le projet “Natale Conti, Mythologiae libri decem : édition d’un corpus mythographique ” au Warburg Institute (University of London, School of Advanced Studies) le lundi 1er juin 2020.
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Crédit: le Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London.