History of Material Texts Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2018

Seminar Series;

 

Thursday 25 October, 5.30 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

MICHA LAZARUS (Cambridge)
‘Lucius Florus and a pownde of prunes: What was a Book in Tudor Oxford?’

 

Thursday 8 November, 5pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

LUKAS ERNE (Geneva)
‘The Integrity of Marlowe’s Works’

 

Thursday 22 November, 5pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

ANNE TONER (Cambridge)
‘Jane Austen’s Chapters’

 

All welcome

History of Material Texts seminar, Easter Term 2018

Seminar Series;

 

Thursday 10 May, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English                              

Ellis Tinios (Leeds), ‘The Triumph of Calligraphy over Typography: commercial book production in early modern Japan’

 

Thursday 24 May, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

Tiffany Stern (Shakespeare Institute), ‘Playing Songs and Singing Plays: Ballads and Plays in the Time of Shakespeare’

 

All welcome

Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop, Easter Term 2018

Seminar Series;

The Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop is a forum for the discussion of medieval script and scribal practices, and the presentation, circulation and reception of texts in their manuscript contexts. Each workshop focuses upon a particular issue, usually explored through one or more informal presentations and general discussion. All are welcome.

 

Friday 4 May 2018    ‘Translating Bernhard Bischoff’

Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (National University of Ireland, Galway)

 Bernhard Bischoff’s Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, first published in 1979 and translated into English by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín and David Ganzin 1990, remains the principal introduction to the history of script and the cultural history of book production, especially for the period before 1200. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín’s reflections upon the challenges involved in making the translation will also provide an opportunity for discussion of the continued importance of this book in the teaching and study of ‘Latin’ manuscripts (i.e. those written in the Roman alphabet).

 

Friday 11 May 2018  ‘The Early Manuscript Catalogues of Cambridge University Library’

Dr James Freeman (Cambridge University Library)

This workshop will provide an introduction to the catalogues of the University Library that survive from between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries, and their evidence for the acquisition and organization of the Library’s medieval manuscripts.

 

Friday 18 May 2018‘On paper and its use in Medieval England’

Dr Orietta da Rold (Faculty of English)

 

Friday 25 May 2018  Round-table on the collation formula 

Including the variety of ways that it has been applied and the issues they raise, and other diagrammatic visualizations of manuscript structure including those made possible by digital media. With contributions from Professor Richard Beadle (St John’s College, Cambridge), Professor Rodney Thomson (University of Hobart), Dr James Freeman (CUL) and Dr Anna Dorofeeva (post-doctoral research fellow, University College Dublin)

 

All meetings take place 2-4pm in the Milstein Seminar Room, Cambridge University Library.

Convenors: Teresa Webber, Orietta Da Rold, Suzanne Paul, Sean Curran and David Ganz

For further details, email mtjw2@cam.ac.uk

History of Material Texts Seminar, Lent Term 2018

Seminar Series;

 

Thursday 8 February, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English                              

Stewart J. Brookes (Cambridge), ‘Archetype: A Digital Humanities Approach to Medieval Script and Iconography’

 

Thursday 22 February, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

Tiffany Stern (Shakespeare Institute), ‘Playing Songs and Singing Plays: Ballads and Plays in the Time of Shakespeare’

 

Thursday 8 March, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

Anne Toner (Cambridge), ‘Jane Austen’s Chapters’

 

All welcome

History of Material Texts seminars, Michaelmas 2017

Seminar Series;

 

Thursday 26 October, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English                              

 Orietta da Rold (Cambridge), ‘A paper on (premodern) paper’

 

Thursday 16 November, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

John Gagné (Sydney), ‘Paper, Time, and Oblivion in Premodern Europe’                                                                             

 

Thursday 23 November, 5 pm, Board Room, Faculty of English

Dennis Duncan (Munby Fellow, CUL), ‘Nitpickers vs Windbags: Weaponising the Book Index, 1698-1730’

 

Monday 27 November, 11.30 am-1 pm & Tuesday 28 November, 11.30 am-1 pm

Milstein Seminar Room, CUL           

David Pearson (London), ‘Telling the sheep from the goat: a brief guide to historic bookbindings (1450-1800) for humanities researchers’

(please email jes1003@cam.ac.uk to prebook for these masterclasses)

 

 

 

History of Material Texts Workshops, Easter Term 2017

Seminar Series;

Friday 5 May, 1-2 pm   

Milstein Seminar Room, University Library     

Austen Saunders and Julia Smith (Oxford)

Collating early modern printed texts: the Traherne Digital Collator

 

Monday 5 June, 3-4.30

Board Room, Faculty of English                                               

Sophie Seita (Queens’, Cambridge)

A Century of Avant-Garde Little Magazines: An Introduction

Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop, Easter Term 2017

Seminar Series;

The Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop is a forum for informal discussion on medieval script and scribal practices, and on the presentation, circulation and reception of texts in their manuscript contexts. Each workshop focuses upon a particular issue, usually explored through one or more informal presentations and general discussion. All are welcome.

Friday 28 April 2017, 2-4pm, Faculty of English (West Road), Room SR24

Analyzing scribal technique: the perspective of a practitioner

An informal workshop on scribal techniques in the writing of the formal book-script, littera textualis, in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, led by the scribe, Paul Antonio, focusing upon examples from the composite music manuscript, the Montpellier Codex (Montpellier, Bibliothèque de Médecine, H 196).

Friday 5 May 2017, 2-4pm Faculty of English (West Road), Room SR24

Late-medieval manuscript dissemination

Dr Phil Knox (Trinity College, Cambridge; Faculty of English) ‘Tracking manuscripts of the Roman de la rose in late-medieval Britain: approaches and problems’

Friday 12 May 2017, 2-4 pm Cambridge University Library (Milstein Seminar Room), 2-4pm

Analyzing parchment and binding structures: the perspective of a conservator

An informal workshop on parchment and binding structures of medieval manuscripts in the University Library, led by Edward Cheese, informed by his observations while working on these manuscripts as a conservator.

Convenors: Teresa Webber, Orietta Da Rold, Suzanne Paul, Sean Curran and David Ganz

For further details, email mtjw2@cam.ac.uk

History of Material Texts workshops, Lent Term 2017

Seminar Series;

Monday 30 January, 12.30-2

Milstein Exhibition Centre/Seminar Room, University Library

A guided tour of the Cambridge University Library exhibition ‘Curious Objects’, in the company of lead curator Jill Whitelock, followed by discussion.

Places are limited–please email jes1003 to reserve.

Monday 6 March, 12.30-2

Milstein Seminar Room, University Library

‘The Medical Book in the Nineteenth Century: From MS Casebooks to Mass Plagiarism’
A workshop led by Sarah Bull, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, HPS

History of Material Texts Workshops–Michaelmas Term 2016

Seminar Series;

Wednesday 19th October, 12-30-2, Board Room, Faculty of English

Matthew Symonds (University College London/CELL) will introduce the Archaeology of Reading in Early Modern Europe Project and the new Digital Bookwheel (http://www.bookwheel.org/viewer/)

Wednesday 16th November, day symposium

‘Scribal Ingenuity in Early Modern Europe’ (Trinity Hall/Magdalene)

Convenors: Dr Alexander Marr and Professor Sachiko Kusukawa

A workshop organised by project members from Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science and Making Visible: The visual and graphic practices of the early Royal Society

Speakers include Professor Peter Stallybrass, Dr Jonathan Gibson, Dr Jan Loop, Dr Angus Vine and Dr Andrew Zurcher.

Wednesday 30 November, 12.30-2, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St

A guided tour of the Fitzwilliam exhibition ‘Colour: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts’, in the company of the curator Dr Stella Panayotova.

Places are limited–please email Jason Scott-Warren (jes1003) if you would like to come.

Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop, Easter 2016

Seminar Series;

The Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop is a forum for informal discussion on medieval script and scribal practices, and on the presentation, circulation and reception of texts in their manuscript contexts. Each workshop focuses upon a particular issue, usually explored through one or more informal presentations and general discussion. All are welcome. Easter Term meetings will take place in the Milstein Seminar Room, Cambridge University Library between 2-4 PM.

Friday 6 May 2016.

Dr. Irene Ceccherini: ‘The Network of Cursive Handwriting: Late Medieval Italian Notaries, Merchants, Scribes and Scholars between Documents and Books’

Friday 20 May 2016.

Dr. Katya Chernakova: Title To Be Announced.

Dr. Eyal Poleg: ‘The Late Medieval Bible’

Friday 27 May 2016.

Professor David Ganz: ‘When is a ‘Script’ not Several Scribes?’

For more information, see the attached poster.

Convenors: Teresa Webber, Orietta Da Rold, Suzanne Paul, Sean Curran and David Ganz. For further details, email Orietta Da Rold (od245@cam.ac.uk)