Join us on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m. for a public lecture followed by a reception in the Slocum Room of the Lilly Library. Dr. Falk Eisermann, director of the Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (Union Catalogue of Incunabula) at the Berlin State Library in Berlin, Germany, will give a talk entitled “Secrets of Success: Printers, Patrons, and Audiences in 15th Century Leipzig.”
This event is part of Mediaevalia at the Lilly Library, a series directed by Cherry Williams, Curator of Manuscripts at the Lilly Library, and Professor Hildegard E. Keller, IU Department for Germanic Studies, which aims to both better utilize and publicize the great collection of medieval manuscripts and early prints here on campus. The Lilly Library has a large collection of medieval manuscripts and incunabula (books printed before 1501). Once a year, established scholars and experts will come to give lectures and hands–on workshops, bringing abstract ideas about media of the past, their function and audiences to life.
Dr. Eisermann will be on campus from April 26–27, 2010.