Wednesday, December 4, 2013

4th Annual Seminar on “Understanding the Medieval Book”


[From the Exlibris List:]

Announcing the 4th Annual Seminar on “Understanding the Medieval Book”

The University of South Carolina invites participants to its 4th annual seminar, “Understanding the Medieval Book,” which will be held at the Hollings Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, from 7-8 April 2014. This two-day hands-on seminar explores medieval books (e.g., Books of Hours, bibles, breviaries, etc.) under the direction of a specialist. Participants will use the university’s collection of 130 medieval manuscripts and fragments.

Our 2014 specialist will be Dr. Timothy Graham, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of New Mexico. Dr. Graham is holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil from the Warburg Institute, University of London. He teaches courses and seminars on medieval history, paleography, manuscript culture, and Anglo-Saxon studies. A recognized authority on medieval manuscripts, their production and use, his best-known book is Introduction to Manuscript Studies, which has become the leading international textbook on the subject of manuscripts and manuscript culture.

This seminar is free but limited to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, information and a brief application can be found at this link:

http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/files/Understanding_the_Medieval_Book_Graham.pdf

Thank you!

Dr. Scott James Gwara, Professor of English and Comparative Literature
2013 Inaugural Breakthrough Leadership in Research Prize, University of South Carolina
2014 Bernard Amtmann Fellow, Bibliographical Society of Canada
2013 Folter Fellow in Historical Bibliography, Bibliographical Society of America
2013 William H. Helfand Fellow, The Grolier Club
Department of English
1620 College St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 USA
Tel. 803-920-3582
FAX: 803-777-9064
Webpage: http://www.cas.sc.edu/engl/people/pages/gwara.html

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