2024 Spring Symposium at Vassar College

October 16, 2023 in Announcements, Conference, Conference Announcement, Manuscript Studies, Reception, RGME Symposia, Uncategorized

2024 RGME Spring Symposium
at Vassar College

Vassar College: Current Seal.

“Between Past and Future:
Building Bridges
between Special Collections
and Teaching for the Liberal Arts”

Friday to Sunday, 18 to 21 April 2024

(hybrid, with both in-person events
and online participation by Zoom)

Celebrating the Acquisition of the
Nicholas B. Scheetz Collection
of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

[Posted on 16 October 2023, with updates]

For 2024, the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence celebrates an anniversary. Our Theme for the Year is “Bridges”. See “Bridges” for our 2024 Anniversary Year.

Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, “The Open Missal”. Ludger tom Ring the Younger, circa 1570.

Among our celebrations, the RGME continues with its Symposium Series. With a Spring Symposium at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York, the RGME Symposia return to an in-person event, this time as a hybrid event also with online participation.

In 2023, the RGME began to return to in-person events with its activities at the partly-hybrid 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies. This step came after the cancellation of the Congress in 2020 and an online Congress in both 2021 and 2022. For 2024, our Symposia join this return, with the invitation to hold our Spring Symposium at Vassar College.

For some of our Symposia, whether in-person at Princeton University in 2019 (and intended there in 2020), or online by Zoom in 2022, 2023, and 2024, our RGME Associates at Vassar have given presentations about their work, the Library, and Special Collections. See, for example,

Now we visit Vassar to join the celebrations for a new catalogue and exhibition of Medieval and Renaissance Books in the collection. We do so by gathering scholars, librarians, curators, cataloguers, collectors, vendors, teachers, and others to participate in an RGME Symposium which showcases the materials in the light of expertise and appreciation dedicated to them.

The choice of the Program and other components of the Symposium is guided by the Vassar/RGME Symposium Advisory Committee, and by other advisers both at Vassar and elsewhere. The Advisory Committee comprises

Note on the Image

Poughkeepsie, New York, Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The Open Missal (circa 1570) attributed to Ludger tom Ring the Younger (1522-1582). Image via “The Open Missal”.

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