Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop

Seminar Series;

Easter Term 2013, Fridays 2-4 (10 May, 17 May and 24 May)

Trinity College, Junior Parlour

scribeThe Cambridge Medieval Palaeography Workshop is a new forum for informal discussion on medieval script and scribal practices, and on the presentation, circulation and reception of texts in their manuscript contexts. It is hoped to hold a series of workshops annually in the Easter Term, each focusing upon a particular issue, and usually explored through a pair of short presentations and discussion.

10 May           Liturgical texts in their manuscript contexts

Henry Parkes   ‘Visual hierarchy in eleventh-century “liturgical” texts’

Erik Niblaeus ‘Twelfth-Century Breviary Fragments in the Swedish National Archives’

17 May            The process of development in script

David Ganz     ‘Irish cursive script: scribes, styles and development’

Chris Voth      ‘The manuscript evidence for the beginnings of English Square Minuscule’

24 May            The palaeography of musical notation

Eduardo Aubert ‘The notions of pure and mixed (neumatic) scripts in the light of tenth- and eleventh-century sources from Burgundy’

Giovanni Varelli ‘Ransacking the “toolbox” of tenth-century Italian music scribes: reflections on a first survey’

All welcome. For further information, contact the workshop convenors, Tessa Webber ( and David Ganz (

The Junior Parlour is on T staircase, Blue Boar Court, located on the opposite side of Trinity Street from the main entrance to the College (next door to Brora). Enter from Trinity Street through the covered archway; go up steps on the right. The entrance to T staircase is half-way up the steps on the right.

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