1995‒2000 Symposia on “The Transmission of the Bible”

January 1, 2014 in Abstracts of Conference Papers, Conference Announcement, Events

“The Transmission of the Bible”
A Series of Annual Symposia (1995‒2000)

[First published on our first website on 19 April 2006, with updates]

Beginning in 1995, the Research Group jointly sponsored a series of Annual Symposia on “The Transmission of the Bible,” organized by Mildred Budny and held at various centers in turn.  The series began with the invitation by our Associate Jane Rosenthal to hold a symposium soon after the Research Group moved its principal base to the United States in the autumn of 1994.  Both Princeton University and Douglass College of Rutgers University hosted two symposia in the rotation.

For this series, the Research Group designed and laid out the Posters (functioning as the Symposia Announcements) and the Programs, using our “official” font Adobe Garamond™.  Also issued were Announcements and Programs, in varying formats and styles.

This practice marked a development from our custom for the earlier series of Research Group Seminars on “The Evidence of Manuscripts”, for which the invitations took the form of a letter, describing the subject, scope, and contributions.  As the opportunity permits, we continue to present those invitations on our website.  They demonstrate a developing course of our concerted approach of design leading to the copyright multilingual digital font Bembino, in which this website appears before your eyes.

From the beginning of their series, the Programs for the series on “The Transmission of the Bible” included brief Abstracts of the papers, so as to indicate more of the subject, scope, results, and significance than the titles alone might suggest to an audience including specialists in various disciplines and non-specialists alike.

This custom also pertains to many of our Events and Conference Sessions (since 2007), both Sponsored and Co-Sponsored.  The Abstracts for our Sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies may be accessed both By Author and By Year.

Over the course of the series on “The Transmission of the Bible”, the design of their publications expanded to encompass increasingly detailed Abstracts.  The Program-with-Abstracts took the form of a foldable diptych (using quarto-size paper) for the third Symposium (“Liturgy”) and a foldable triptych (using 11″ × 17″ paper) for both the fourth and fifth Symposia (“Apocalypse” and “Canterbury Bible”).  Our redesigned website (2014) allows the publication of these materials as a long-term record of the events.

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"The Bible and the Visual Arts" Symposium 1995 Poster“The Bible and the Visual Arts”
Barnard College, April 1995

co-sponsored by the Art History Department of Barnard College and
Columbia University, New York City

Speakers:

  • Jane Rosenthal (Barnard College and Columbia University)
    and
    James Marrow (Princeton University)
    “Introductory Remarks”
  • Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)
    “The Gospels of St. Augustine as Monument and Relic”
  • Alexei Lidov (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
    “Christ as Priest in Middle Byzantine Church Decoration”
  • Thomas Dale (Columbia University)
    “Romanesque Icons in Space:  The Crypt of Aquileia Cathedral”
  • Anne-Marie Bouché (The Cloisters, New York)
    “The Floreffe Bible Frontispiece:  Image and Exegesis”
  • Dorothy Shepard (Pratt Institute)
    “The Book of Ruth:  Multiple Responses to a Biblical Text”
  • Karl F. Schuler (Institute of Fine Arts, New York City)
    “A Victorine Biblical Primer in the Chapterhouse of Sigena”
  • Rab Hatfield (Institute for Advanced Study)
    “The Illustrated Malerbi Bible and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel”

Program with Abstracts, laid out in 2 pages, back-to-back

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"The Carolingian Bible and Its Impact" Symposium Poster“The Carolingian Bible and Its Impact”
Princeton University, April 1996

co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology, the Program in Medieval Studies, the Index of Christian Art, and Late-Antique Studies of Princeton University

Speakers:

  • James Marrow (Princeton University)
    “Introductory Remarks”
  • William Diebold (Reed College, Portland, Oregon, and
    the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
    “The Bible and Carolingian Ideas about Art”
  • Lawrence Nees (University of Delaware, Newark)
    “Early Carolingian and Pre-Carolingian Illustrated Bibles”
  • Herbert Kessler (John Hopkins University, Baltimore) and
    Paul Dutton (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver)
    “Some Reasons for Rethinking the First Bible of Charles the Bald
  • Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence and Princeton University)
    “The Anglo-Saxon Competition to the Carolingian Illustrated Bibles”
  • John Williams (University of Pittsburgh)
    “Carolingian Contributions to the Iberian Renaissance”
  • Celia Chazelle (Trenton State College, Trenton, New Jersery)
    “Interpretations of the Crucifixion in Carolingian Literature and Imagery”
  • Genevra Kornbluth (Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, and
    the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)
    “Iconography and Practicality:  Dealing with Gemstones on Carolingian Biblical Manuscripts”
  • Dorothy Shepard (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn)
    “Afterlife of the Carolingian Bible in Romanesque Bibles”
  • Virginia Roehrig Kaufmann (Princeton)
    “Could the Aschaffenburg Gospels have a Carolingian Source?”
  • Richard Ring (University of Kansas, Lawrence)
    “Vulgate Words and Phrases in Carolingian Sources and Historical Consciousness”
  • David Ganz (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    “Observations on the Carolingian Bible after Bonifatius Fischer”

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"Late-Antique Bible and Its Impact" Symposium 1996 Poster“The Late-Antique Bible and Its Impact”
Douglass College, Rutgers University, March 1997

co-sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program and Douglass College of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Parker McLachlan (Rutgers University),
    Barbara Shailor (Douglass College), and
    Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)
    “Welcome”
  • James Marrow (Princeton University)
    “Introductory Remarks”
  • James J. John (Cornell University)
    “A Brief Survey of Extant Late-Antique Latin Biblical Texts”
  • David H. Wright (University of California, Berkeley)
    “The Bible of Innocent I (?)”
Leonid Beliaev delivers his paper for the Late-Antique Bible Symposium

Leonid Beliaev

  • Barbara Apelian Beall (Brown University)
    “Resolving the Conundrum of the Codex Amiatinus
  • Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence and Princeton University)
    “The Import and Impact of the Eusebian Canon Tables”
  • Carl P.E. Springer (Illinois State University, Normal)
    “In the Beauty of the Lilies:  Prophecy, Exegesis, and the Nativity in Late Antiquity”
  • Leonid A. Beliaev (Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and
    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
    “Between Paganism and Christianity:
    Burial Rites in Medieval Rus’ from the Ninth to Thirteenth Centuries”

Program with Abstracts, laid out in 2 pages, back-to-back

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1998 polychrome poster for 'The Bible and The Liturgy' Symposium at Fordham University“The Bible and The Liturgy”
Fordham University, April 1998

co-sponsored by

  • the Center for Medieval Studies of Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York
  • The Scriptorium: Center for Christian Antiquities of Grand Haven, Michigan
  • the Department of Art and Archaeology of Princeton University and
  • the Index of Christian Art of Princeton University

Speakers and Moderators:

  • Elizabeth C. Parker (Fordham University)
    Elizabeth Parker McLachlan (Rutgers University), and
    Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence),
    “Welcome”
  • James Marrow (Princeton University)
    “Introductory Remarks”

Session I, chaired by Consuelo W. Dutschke (Columbia University)

  • Michel Huglo (Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
    “The Bible in the Late-Antique Latin Liturgy”
  • David Ganz (King’s College, University of London)
    “Reading the Passion”

Session 2, chaired by Kimlerly L. Van Kampen
(The Scriptorium:  Center for Christian Antiquities of Grand Haven, Michigan)

  • E.C. Teviotdale (The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles)
    “The Gospels of Saint-Gatien, Its Cousins, and the Late Anglo-Saxon Liturgy”
  • Richard F. Gyug (Fordham University)
    “Beneventan Bibles and the Liturgy”

Session 3, chaired by Dorthy Shepard (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn)

  • Paul G. Remley (University of Washington, Seattle)
    “Liturgical Sources of the Old English Daniel and Azarias
  • Hans Sauer (Institut für Englische Philologie, University of Munich)
    “Biblical and Apocryphal Lore in Some Old and Middle English Didactic Dialogues”

Session 4, chaired by Jane Rosenthal (Bernard College and Columbia University)

  • Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence and Princeton University)
    “Some Anglo-Saxon Contributions to Genres of Liturgical Books”
  • Adelaide Bennett Hagens (The Index of Christian Art, Princeton University)
    “Liturgical Aspects of Early Books of Hours”
  • Sidney Tibbetts (The Scriptorium, Grand Haven)
    “Experimentation with Vernacular Liturgical Format within the Devotio Moderna

Program with Abstracts, laid out as a folded “Diptych”

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Poster for "The Apocalypse in Word and Image" Symposium (1999)“The Apocalypse in Word and Image”
Princeton University, April 1999

co-sponsored by the Index of Christian Art, Late-Antique Studies, and the Department of Art and Archaeology of Princeton University

Speakers:

  • Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence and Princeton University)
    “Welcome and Introduction”

Session 1:  Visualizing the Apocalypse
chaired by Elizabeth Parker McLachlan (Rutgers University)

  • Adelaide Bennett (Index of Christian Art, Princeton University)
    “Accessing Apocalypse Manuscript Imagery on the Internet for the Index of Christian Art”
  • Dorothy Shepard (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn)
    “Imagery of Apocalypse and Salvation Drawn from the Book of Daniel
  • Barbara Haggh (The University of North Texas)
    “The Mystic Lamb and the Golden Fleece”

Session 2:  Setting the Apocalypse in Context
chaired by Giles Constable (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

  • Michel Huglo (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)
    “Liturgical Chants Borrowed from the Book of Revelation in the Old Hispanic and Romano–Frankish Liturgies”
  • David Ganz (King’s College, University of London), “The Valenciennes Apocalypse”
  • Don Skemer (Princeton University)
    “Written Amulets and the Medieval Book”

Session 3:  Commenting Upon the Apocalypse
chaired by Paul Rorem (Princeton Theological Seminary and Institute for Advanced Study)

  • E. Ann Matter (University of Pennsylvania)
    “The Apocalypse in Early Medieval Exegesis:  From Victorinus to Beatus”
  • Philip Krey (Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia)
    “From Lyra to Luther”
  • Kimberly L. Van Kampen (Grand Haven, Michigan)
    “The End of the World in Sixteenth-Century England

Session 4:  Illustrating the Apocalypse
chaired by Colum Hourihane (Index of Christian Art)

  • Suzanne Lewis (Stanford University)
    “Illuminating the End?  Revisiting Apocalyptic Eschatology in Medieval Manuscript Images”
  • Alexey V. Chernetsov (Russian Academy of Sciences and Institute for Advanced Study)
    “An Illustrated Apocalypse in Sixteenth-Century Russia”

Session 5:  Reassessing Beatus On the Apocalypse
chaired by Jane Rosenthal (Barnard College and Columbia University)

  • Sabine G. MacCormack (University of Michigan)
    “The City Built in Heaven”
    [Note:  In Prof. MacCormack’s absence, this paper was read by Prof. Kathleen McVey (Princeton Theological Seminary)]
  • John Williams (University of Pittsburgh)
    “Reconsidering Meyer Schapiro and the Silos Apocalypse

The Program with Abstracts of Papers, laid out as a foldable ‘Menu’ in triptych form, is available here:

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“Canterbury and the Bible”2000 Poster in polychrome lettering for the 'Canterbury and the Bible' Symposium at Douglass College of Rutgers University
Douglass College, Rutgers University, March 2000

co-sponsored by

  • Douglass College and Rutgers University,
  • the Index of Christian Art of Princeton University, and
  • H.P. Kraus, Inc., of New York

Speakers and Moderators:

  • Barbara A. Shailor (Dean, Douglass College, Rutgers University)
    “Welcome and Introduction”

Session 1:  Bringing the Bible to Canterbury
chaired by Mildred Budny (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)

  • Mary P. Richards (University of Delaware)
    “What is the Canterbury Bible, and What are Canterbury Bibles?”
  • Richard Emms (Diss, Norfolk)
    “The Early History of the Gospels of St. Augustine of Canterbury”
  • Jane Rosenthal (Barnard College and Columbia University)
    “The Implications of a Closer Look at the Arenberg Gospels:  Its Idiosyncracies and Canterbury Connections”

Session 2:  Reassessing Aspects of the Psalter and the Liturgy at Canterbury
chaired by Elizabeth Parker McLachlan (Rutgers University)

  • M. Jane Toswell (University of Western Ontario)
    “Do All Psalm-Roads Lead to Canterbury?”
  • Christopher A. Jones (Ohio State University and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
    “Exegesis and Liturgical Experiment in a Chrism-Mass Ordo at Canterbury”
  • Paul G. Remley (University of Washington, Seattle)
    “The Prehistory of the Old English Gloss to the Hymns in the Vespasian Psalter”

Session 3:  Setting the Bible into the Vernacular
chaired by Mary P. Richards (University of Delaware)

  • Herbert R. Broderick III (Lehman College, City University of New York)
    “More than the Bible at Canterbury:  Image as Exegesis in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch”
  • Richard Marsden (University of Nottingham)
    “The Old English Hexateuch:  The Technique of the Translators”

[Note.  Although planned, this next paper was not presented, as recorded silently in the revised one-page Program]

  • [Kimberly L. Van Kampen (Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, Chicago)
    “Legacy and Controversy:  Do We Really Have the Translator’s Notes for an English Printed Bible before 1611?”]

Session 4:  Bringing the Romanesque Bible to Canterbury
chaired by John Coakley (New Brunswick Theological Seminary)

  • Dorothy Shepard (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn)
    “The Lambeth and Dover Bibles:  Masterpieces of Romanesque Canterbury”
  • Elizabeth Parker McLachlan (Rutgers University)
    “The Eadwine Leaves in Their Place”
  • Diane J. Reilly (Indiana University)
    “French Romanesque Giant Bibles and Their English Relatives:  Blood Relatives or Adopted Children?”

The Program with Abstracts of Papers, laid out as a 2-sided, foldable ‘Menu’ in triptych form, is available here:

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Next, having incorporated as a nonprofit educational organization in November 1999, the Research Group concentrated on its unaided work to provide the documentation for its application for Recognition of this stature by the International Revenue Service.  At the same time, the Group turned to a series of Workshops and Colloquia starting in 2001.

By 2003, the Group resumed its Sponsored Sessions at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, which expanded also to Co-Sponsored Sessions.

The practice of Symposia and Colloquia on various subjects returned in 2009, 2013, and beyond. These Events form a New Series.

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