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
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