CfP: 'Manuscripts of the Phillipps Collection', ICMS Kalamazoo 2023 (hybrid)

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Call for Papers— ‘Manuscripts of the Phillipps Collection’

Special Session at the 58th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies (11 May–13 May, 2023)

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872) was an avid book collector and self-proclaimed ‘vello-maniac’. His extensive collection was dispersed around the world after his death. This session hopes to bring together papers on former Phillipps manuscripts.

Paper topics could include, but are not limited to, the acquisition, provenance, and/or material histories of such manuscripts, as well as their relationship to the broader trade in medieval manuscripts. The session especially welcomes discussion of manuscript fragments, either those acquired by Phillipps or those created from Phillipps manuscripts following the dispersal of the collection. 

Please submit proposals (title and 300-word abstract) through the submission portal (see Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length. The session will be hybrid and encourages submissions from those planning to attend ICMS virtually and in-person. 

The deadline for submissions is 15 September, 2022.

Contact Kate Falardeau (University of Cambridge) at with any questions.