2019 Anniversary Symposium Program: The Roads Taken

Poster 1 for 2019 Anniversary Symposium, with symposium information with images of manuscript and early printed pages..The Roads Taken (Or, The Obstacle Course)

Assessing the Origins, Travels & Arrivals
of Manuscripts and Early Printed Materials

A Symposium of the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

26-27 April 2019 at Princeton University

Program

Friday, 26 April
Princeton University Campus

Session 1.  1:00–2:30pm

Class on Site: Registration is Required and Space is Limited

Class on Rare Books (Sitting 1 of 2, Repeated in Session 2):
Large Classroom, Special Collections, Floor C, Firestone Library

Eric White (Curator of Rare Books, Firestone Library, Princeton University)
“New Findings from Old Bindings”

Break.   2:30–3:00pm

Session 2.1.   3:00–4:30pm

Classes on Site: Registration is Required and Space is Limited

EITHER

1) Class on Rare Books (Repeated as Sitting 2)
Large Classroom, Special Collections, Floor C, Firestone Library

Eric White (Curator of Rare Books, Firestone Library, Princeton University)
“New Findings from Old Bindings”

Princeton University Art Museum, Prints and Drawings, Manuscript Fragment y1026. Photograph by Mildred Budny.

Princeton University Art Museum, Prints and Drawings, Manuscript Fragment y1026.

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2) Class on Manuscript Fragments (Sitting 1 of 1)
“Works on Paper” Study Room, Princeton University Art Museum

Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)
“Telling Their Stories: Little-Known Manuscript Fragments at the Princeton University Art Museum”

Session 2.2.   3:00–5:00pm

3) Panel on New Projects and New Research at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS)
Joseph Henry House, Room 15

Aylin Malcolm (Department of English, University of Pennsylvania)
A Discussion of UPenn MS Codex 1881”

Judith Weston (Comparative Literatures Program, University of Pennsylvania)
“Pop-Up Manuscript Exhibits”

Dot Porter (Curator, Digital Research Services, SIMS, University of Pennsylvania)
“Hosting Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts in Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis”

The close of this Panel can serve as a meeting point for its participants and for attendees of the Classes in Session 2.1, to gather for the Reception.

Reception.  5:00–7:00pm

Proctor House, 53 University Place, Princeton
Please let us know if you plan to attend.

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Saturday 27 April
McCormick Hall 106 and Index of Medival Art

Session 3:  9:00–10:40am

McCormick 106

Mildred Budny
(Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)
“Opening Remarks”

The Peregrinations of MSS:   Origin, Provenance, or Both

Moderator: Barbara A. Shailor (Classics Department, Yale University)

Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 1194. Photograph courtesy Kristen Herdman.

Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 1194. Photograph courtesy Kristen Herdman.

Barbara A. Shailor
“Introduction”

Kyle Conrau–Lewis (Classics Department, Yale University)
“Commentary, Book, Booklet? The Circulation of Conrad von Waldhausen in Austria and Bohemia”

Kristen Herdman (Medieval Studies, Yale University)
”Beinecke MS 1194: A New Medingen Psalter”

Raymond Clemens (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University)
“Response”

Coffee Break 10:40–11:00

Lobby outside McCormick 106

Session 4. 11:00am–12:30pm

McCormick 106

A Sense of Place

Moderator: Beatrice E. Kitzinger (Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University)

Joshua O’Driscoll (Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Morgan Library & Museum)
“The Many Problems of the Astor Lectionary”

Éric Palazzo (University of Poitiers and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
“From the Vivien Bible to the Portal of Vézelay: An ‘Active’ Reconsideration of the Canonical Masterpieces”

Lunch 12:30–1:30pm ($12 charge)

Lobby outside McCormick 106

Session 5. 1:30–3:00pm

McCormick 106

Location, Location, Location

Moderator: Pamela Patton (Director, Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University)

Ronald D. Patkus (Head of Special Collections and Adjunct Associate Professor of History, Vassar College)
“Buiding a Collection of pre-1600 Manuscripts for the Liberal Arts College: The Example of Vassar College”

Debra Taylor Cashion (Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Librarian, Vatican Film Library,
Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University Libraries)
“Digital Scriptorium: State of the Union Catalogue”

Eric White (Curator of Rare Books, Special Collections, Firestone Library, Princeton University)
“The Wreck of Time: Patterns of Survival among the Early Mainz Donatus Editions”

Princeton University Library, Scheide Library, Donatus, Ars minor (fragment). Printed on vellum. [Mainz: Types of the 42-Line Bible, circa 1453–54]

Princeton University Library, Scheide Library, Donatus, Ars Minor (fragment), printed in Mainz circa 1453-1454

Cof‌fee Break 3:00–3:20pm

Lobby outside McCormick 106

Session 6. 3:20–5:00pm

McCormick 106

Books as Repository and Paper as Transformer

Moderator: Celia Chazelle (Department of History, College of New Jersey)

Alessia Bellusci (Postdoctoral Associate in Medieval Jewish History, Yale University)
“The Peregrinations of Avraham Yoel da Conegliano and a Frog
in an Unpublished Hebrew Manuscript from Baroque Italy”

David W. Sorenson (Independent, Quincy, Massachusetts)
“Paper and Writing in Later Sultanate India:
Setting the Ground Rules and Seeing What Results”

Michael A. Conrad (Kunsthistorisches Institut, University of Zurich)
“It’s All in the Fold:  Sacrobosco’s Boat and the Early History of Paper Games and Toys in Europe”

Verso of a Leaf from a 35-Line, Double-Column Breviary. Circa 1300. Private Collection, reproduced by permission.

Verso of a Leaf from a 35-Line, Double-Column Breviary. Circa 1300. Private Collection, reproduced by permission.

Reception and Display.  5:00–7:00pm

Index of Medieval Art
Please let us know if you plan to attend.

Reception

Index Centennial Exhibition on View

Curated Display:  Original Manuscript and Early-Printed Materials

Seminar Room, Index of Medieval Art

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The Registration Form is available as a downloadable pdf. Please send the completed pdf form to events@manuscriptevidence.org .

You can also register online, 2 ways:

  • If you wish to sign up for the lunch on Saturday @$12.00 and/or add a donation for our nonprofit organization via PayPal, here
  • Otherwise, here

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9-line Manuscript on Paper with Decorative Stringing Hole.

Rejoined Pieces of a Leaf from a Book of Hours. Private Collection, reproduced by permission.

Rejoined Pieces of a Leaf from a Book of Hours. Private Collection.

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