11th Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in this Digital Age

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 15, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Location: 
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Islamic History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies

In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age:

IIluminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message

November 15–17, 2018

Manuscript illumination has often been considered in relation to the texts it accompanies, but rarely in terms of its interplay with other artistic media. Historically, however, the technique was closely associated with other forms of artistic expression and served as a crucial point of contact and transfer for visual motifs across space and time. The goal of this year’s symposium is to examine cases of intermedial exchange through the lenses of technique, style, iconography, social context, and cultural geography, while also posing broader questions about the deep connections between the craft of illumination and other arts more widely. Of special interest will be insights gained from the technical examination of works in different media, new comparisons made possible by digital technology, and the discovery of linkages once obscured by strict historiographical divisions

The program will begin Thursday evening at 5:00 pm on November 15, 2018, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, with a keynote lecture by Professor Susie Nash of the Courtauld Institute of Art. The symposium will continue November 16th-17th at the Kislak Center of Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information on the program and to register, please go to http://www.library.upenn.edu/about/events/kislak/SIMS/ljs-symposium11

Contact Info: 

Lynn Ransom

Curator of Programs

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

University of Pennsylvania Libraries

215-898-7851

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