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Liturgical Manuscripts in Person

Friday, February 16, 2018, 1:00pm

The Lilly Library

Liturgical manuscripts, which contained the words and music for religious rites that took place in monasteries, parish churches and cathedrals throughout Europe, were unique products of their particular contexts. Each house created its own set of books, which recorded its accumulated worship traditions and was tailored to its immediate needs. The texts in these books, when read and sung aloud, shaped the understanding that the listeners had of their world, and formed the textual memories that inspired their artistic and literary creations. Nonetheless, most historians, art historians, and literature scholars ignore these manuscripts because their structure makes them so difficult to understand. During the workshop, manuscript scholars John Glasenapp and Susan Boynton from Columbia University, Alison Altstatt from University of Northern Iowa, and Diane Reilly from IU will demonstrate how to unearth the wealth of information that can be recovered from these manuscripts.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Diane Reilly (Art History): dreilly@indiana.edu