2nd Graduate Conference in Book History

Current Research in Manuscripts and Printed Books of the Premodern and Early Modern Period  (c. 650-1600)

 Date and location: Friday 2 February 2018, Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht University, The Netherlands;

Fees: This conference is free of charge for speakers; other attendees are welcome to join the lunch for a small fee;
Organization: Lenneke van Raaij (University of Exeter), Rozanne Versendaal (Utrecht University);
Funding: Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek (OZSMED), Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS).

 

Programme 

The conference is aimed at graduate students (both Research MA and PhD) from all relevant disciplines. For the full programme, please see https://2ndgraduateconferenceinbookhistory.wordpress.com/program/

The conference will start at 10 am on Friday 2 February 2018 and will conclude with a keynote lecture. The day will consist of blocks of 20-minute papers, each followed by a 30-minute discussion panel. During the discussion speakers can answer questions from the audience. Attending research MA and PhDs affiliated to the Onderzoeksschool Medievistiek can earn 1 ECTS by doing an assignment (see below).

 

Food and Drinks

Coffee and tea will be provided free of charge for all attendants. For speakers, lunch is also free of charge, and others are welcome to join us for a small fee.

Registration

Registration is open for all those who are interested, at https://2ndgraduateconferenceinbookhistory.wordpress.com


Contact

Don’t hesitate to contact Rozanne Versendaal or Lenneke van Raaij (r.m.versendaal@uu.nl / lv271@exeter.ac.uk) if you have any questions or comments.

Further information: https://2ndgraduateconferenceinbookhistory.wordpress.com

 

 

Second Graduate Conference in Book History

Assignment for Onderzoeksschool Mediëvistiek, 1 ECTS.

 

Read the following articles:

Andrist, P., ‘Going online is not enough! Electronic descriptions of ancient manuscripts, and the needs of manuscript studies’, in: T. Andrews and C. Macé eds., Analysis of Ancient and Medieval texts and manuscripts: digital approaches (Turnhout 2014) 309-334.

Johnston, M. and M. van Dussen, ‘Introduction: manuscripts and cultural history’, in: M. Johnston and M. van Dussen eds., The Medieval manuscript book. Cultural approaches (Cambridge 2015), 1-16.

Kwakkel, E., ‘Decoding the material book: cultural residue in medieval manuscripts’, in: M. Johnston and M. van Dussen eds., The Medieval manuscript book. Cultural approaches (Cambridge 2015), 60-76.

Renswoude, I. van, ‘The censor’s rod: textual criticism, judgement, and canon formation in late antiquity and the early middle ages’ (to be published in 2018) 1-41.

Zundert, J.J. van,  ‘By way of conclusion: truly scholarly, digital, and innovative editions?’, in: T. Andrews and C. Macé eds., Analysis of Ancient and Medieval texts and manuscripts: digital approaches (Turnhout 2014) 335-346.

 

Write an essay of 1500-2000 words discussing the following questions:

  • What are the most important recent developments in manuscript studies and how are these developments reflected in the literature you read and the papers you heard during the conference?
  • Which of these developments are most relevant to your own research /  discipline?

In your paper you need to refer to all articles and to all lectures of the Second Graduate Conference in Book History you attended.

 

Send the essay to:

Prof. dr. M. Mostert (m.mostert@uu.nl)

by 11 February 2018 at the latest. You will hear your grade by 18 February 2018 at the latest. The certificate will be sent by the Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek in due course. (In case of queries, send a message to ozsmed@rug.nl.)