2022 Autumn Symposium Program Booklet

October 21, 2022 in Abstracts of Conference Papers, Conference, RGME Program Booklet

2022 Autumn Symposium
Program Booklet

Symposium on “Supports for Knowledge”
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Online via Zoom

56-page illustrated Booklet with the Symposium Program,
Abstracts, and Illustrations
compiled and edited by Mildred Budny
laid out in RGME Bembino (our multi-lingual digital font)
according with our RGME Style Manifesto

2 of 2:  2022 Spring and Autumn Symposia
on “Structured Knowledge”

[Posted on 20 October 2022]

© British Library Board, London, British Library, Add. MS 1546, folio 262v, detail. Opening of the Book of Sapientia (“Wisdom”) in the Moutier-Grandval Bible, an imposing Carolingian manuscript of the Latin Vulgate Bible.

We announce the publication of the illustrated Program Booklet for our 2022 Autumn Symposium, for circulation in printed and digital forms.  A Preview Version as a downloadable pdf was available to participants and attendees of the Symposium, held online on Saturday, 15 October 2022.


The high-quality version of the 2022 Autumn Symposium Program Booklet, incorporating a few small corrections, is now ready.

This 56-page Booklet marks a return to our Research Group tradition of preparing Program Booklets for Symposia and some other events.  (See our Publications.)  Most recently, the Program Booklet for the 2020 Spring Symposium which had to be cancelled at the start of shutdowns for the Covid pandemic was produced as a form of record, souvenir, and promise for the intentions for the two-day event at Princeton University. You may find it freely as a downloadable pdf in either consecutive pages or foldable booklet.

Printed copies of the 2022 Autumn Symposium Program Booklet will be distributed on request, to the participants and others.  If you wish a printed copy, please contact please contact [email protected] and provide your mailing address.

The digital version can be downloaded freely here.  We provide two formats, or ‘flavors’, of the digital Program Booklet, in consecutive pages and as a foldable booklet.  The choice depends upon your printing facilities and preferences.  Experience shows us that the choice can be helpful for downloads of our Program Booklets and Research Reports.

  • Consecutive Pages (quarto size, or 8 1/2″ × 11″ sheets)
    consecutive pages
  • Foldable Booklet (11″ × 17″ sheets), to be folded in half, producing a nested group of bifolia
    foldable booklet

2022 Autumn Symposium Program Booklet, Front Cover (Page 1)

Speakers (in order of Appearance)

Session 1.  “Teaching with (and through) Manuscripts, Part II”

Caley McArthur (Research Associate and Project Manager, Environments of Change, University of Waterloo)
Andrew Moore (Research Fellow, Environments of Change, and Associate Director, DRAGEN Lab, University of Waterloo)
“Collaborative Pedagogy with Medieval Manuscripts in a Digital Lab”

William H. Campbell (Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Digital Studies, and Director Center for the Digital Text, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg)
Amber McAlister (Assistant Professor, Art History & Architecture, University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg)
Connor Chinoy (University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and Student in the “History of the Book” Class)
“Books in the Flesh:  An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Class with Medieval Manuscripts”
on the experience of teaching this summer using the Les Enluminures Manuscripts in the Curriculum program at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.

Session 2.  “Catalogs, Metadata, and Databases, Continued (Part III)”

Part III in our series on these subjects, building upon Parts I and II, and leading to further Parts in 2023

See the Links of Interest (Catalogs, Metadata, and Databases: A Handlist of Links), for which suggestions and additions are welcome.

Jessica L. Savage (Art History Specialist, Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University)
“Cataloguing Manuscript Iconography between Digital Covers at the Index of Medieval Art”;

Barbara Williams Ellertson (The BASIRA (“Books as Symbols in Renaissance Art”) Project)
“A Painter, a Printer, and a Search for Shared Exemplars” (focusing upon Giovanni Bellini’s painting of Saint Benedict and his Book)

Katharine C. Chandler (Special Collections and Serials Cataloger, University of Arkansas Libraries)
“Manuscripts from Print: The Schwenkfelders and their Dangerous Books”


David Porreca (Department of Classics

, University of Waterloo)
“My $0.02 Worth”

Lunchtime Presentation

as part of our continuing explorations of “The History and Uses of Paper”

David W. Sorenson (Allan Berman, Numismatist)
“A Jain Manuscript of the Seventeenth Century on Imported Watermarked Paper”

Session 3.  “The Living Library (Part II)”

Christine E. Bachman (Department of Art & Art History, University of Colorado at Boulder)
“Unbound, Dispersed, Resewn:  The Flexible Codex in Eighth-Century Northwestern Europe”

Zoey Kambour (Post Graduate Fellow in European & American Art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon)
“Textual Interaction Through Artistic Expression:  The Marginal Drawings in the Decretales Libri V of Pope Gregory IX (University of Oregon MS 027)”

David Porreca (Department of Classical Studies, University of Waterloo)
“The Warburg Institute Library: Where Idiosyncracy Meets User-Friendliness”


Thomas E. Hill (Art Librarian, Vassar College)
“Some Early Background to Warburg’s Project in Post-Wunderkammer Systematic Catalogues of the European Baroque and Enlightenment Periods”

Session 4.  “Hybrid Books (Part I)”

Hannah Goeselt (Library and Information Science (MS):  Cultural Heritage Informatics, Simmons University)
“Structures of Art and Scripture in Otto Ege’s ‘Cambridge Bible’ (Ege Manuscript 6)”

Jennifer Larson (Department of Classics, Kent State University)
“Printed and Scribed:  A Collector’s View of Hybrid Books”

Linde M. Brocato (Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries)
“Paths of Access and Horizons of Expectation, II:  From Book-In-Hand to Catalog(ues)”


N. Kıvılcım Yavuz (Lecturer in Medieval Studies and Digital Humanities, School of History, University of Leeds)
“Bound With:  Towards a Typology of Hybrid Books”

Session 5.  “Books and Their Structures”

Closing Keynote Presentation

Linde M. Brocato (Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries)
“Hybrid Books:  Fragments and Compilatio, Structure and Heuristic in Richard Twiss’ Farrago

(Glimpses of the volume comprising Richard Twiss’s Farrago can be seen in our blogpost called “I Was Here”, with photographs by Linde M. Brocato.)

Richard Twiss, Farrago, held in the Unversity of Miami Special Collections, Artists’ Books Collection. Sidelong View. Photograph Linde M. Brocato.

Concluding Remarks

Mildred Budny (Director, Research Group on Manuscript Evidence)
“Structured Knowledge, Structures of Knowledge, and Supports for Knowledge:  A Framework for the Year 2022”

© British Library Board, London, British Library, Cotton MS Cleopatra C. viii, folio 36r, top: Sapientia in her Temple. Prudentius, Psychomachia, in a Canterbury copy of the late tenth or early eleventh century.


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© British Library Board, London, British Library, Add. MS 1546, folio 262v, detail. Opening of the Book of Sapientia (“Wisdom”) in the Moutier-Grandval Bible, an imposing Carolingian manuscript of the Latin Vulgate Bible.