2014 Colloquium “When the Dust Has Settled” Announced

October 28, 2014 in Conference Announcement, Events

[Updates appear with the Colloquium Program Preview and the Program Accomplished, Program Booklet with Abstracts included.]

We announce a Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence and the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University, to take place on Friday, 14 November 2014 at Princeton University.

When the Dust Has Settled

(or, When Good Scholars Go Back . . . )

A Colloquium
co-sponsored by the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
and the Index of Christian Art at Princeton University

Friday, 14 November 2014
1:30 ‒ 5:30 (plus Reception)
106 McCormick Hall
Princeton University

The aim

What happens when a dedicated specialist returns to a subject of long-term interest after other tasks — other projects, jobs, administrative tasks, life in general — have cleared away?  While the world, methods, tools, and aims of research (let alone publication) have changed dramatically, sometimes beyond recognition, a return to the chosen subject might also draw upon experience and reflection gained through the passage of time, an accumulation of experiences, and extended “immersion” both in the subject matter and its wider contexts.  Thus, although daunting, the return need not involve a start completely from square one or ground zero. When the dust has settled, and, it may be, the air has cleared, a return might allow for renewal, which could build upon an available, partly remembered, foundation for direction and refinement in this light. Our colloquium offers informal reflections, questions, and discussions about the challenges and potential of returning now to a variety of subjects, in the arts and letters, from Antiquity to Modernity.

The new exhibition at the Index of Christian Art from the archives of its founder Charles Rufus Morey (1877–1955), selected by Jessica L. Savage, may form a centerpiece for reflections about the gathering of cumulative resources.  We celebrate the anniversaries of the Research Group this year and the long-term co-sponsorship for the scholarly meetings of the Research Group by the Index of Christian Art, as well as other departments and programs of the University.

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Presenters and Presiders (confirmed so far)

Document of Berengarius, detail, unfolded, with concluding date and gathered dust in the fold. Photography © Mildred Budny

Photography © Mildred Budny

Richard K. Emmerson (Manhattan College)

Herbert Broderick (Lehman College, City University of New York)

Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)

Tom Jacoby (Research Group on Manuscript and Other Evidence)

Judith Oliver (Colgate University Emerita)

Michael Davis (Princeton Theological Seminary)

Henry Schilb (Index of Christian Art)

Catherine Fernandez (Index of Christian Art)

Celia Chazelle (The College of New Jersey)

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Roundtable

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Reception, with a visit to the exhibition from the archives of Charles Rufus Morey at the Index of Christian Art

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Soon we will circulate the Program for the Colloquium.  Please let us know if you wish to attend.
Requests for further information and RSVPs to:  director@manuscriptevidence.org.

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Information about the exhibition at the Index appears here, showcasing the “First exhibition of archival materials”.

[Update: No longer. With the change of institutional name from “Index of Christian Art” to “Index of Medieval Art”, that post has been lost. Formerly it was accessible via https://www.facebook.com/icaprinceton/posts/787630671301408]
Photography by Mildred Budny

The entrance to the Index of Christian Art, with an exhibition from the archives of its founder, Charles Rufus Morey (1877–1955), with his portrait overlooking the entryway, and with photography by Mildred Budny

The entrance to the Index of Christian Art, with an exhibition from the archives of its founder, Charles Rufus Morey (1877–1955)

 

Selection from the Archives of Charles Morey on Exhibition at the Index of Christian Art, with photography by Mildred Budny

Exhibition up close and personal

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