Monday, December 15, 2014

Materiality of Medieval manuscripts: Interpretation Through Production




From MAM's last visit to Iowa City in 2010. Manuscripts at the Dept. of Special Collections.

From our friend, Jonathan Wilcox: An NEH Summer Seminar at the University of Iowa!

Dear Colleagues,

Would you be so kind as to share information about an NEH Summer Seminar for College and University teachers, The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts: Interpretation through Production, that I will be hosting at the University of Iowa, June 15-July 10, 2015?   The seminar will take advantage of resources and specialists at the University of Iowa Center for the Book to give medieval scholars the chance to engage hands on with the skills of parchment preparation, manuscript lay-out, quill cutting, writing a page, and binding a manuscript.  Alongside such hands-on skills, the seminar will theorize and explore the significance of the material manuscript in the current digital age, drawing common readings from recent investigations of digital culture, work on materiality, and exemplary manuscript studies.  Seminar participants will also pursue their own projects.  For full details, see the seminar website, http://www.uiowa.edu/manuscript-materiality/.

NEH summer seminars are designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students, and eligibility is restricted to US citizens or residents, as explained on the seminar website.  A small number of spaces are reserved for current full-time graduate students in the humanities.  I encourage application from scholars engaged in any of the broad spectrum of medieval studies.  Deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.  Full details about eligibility and how to apply are available on the seminar website, http://www.uiowa.edu/manuscript-materiality/

With thanks for sharing this information with all who might be interested.

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