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Mediaevalia at the Lilly
The Lilly Library is one of Indiana University’s greatest resources. Its rich collection of materials bears witness to the development of the history of the book and of European media culture. The series Mediaevalia at the Lilly aims to better publicize the collection by bringing established scholars and experts for lectures & hands-on workshops for students and faculty. The series is organized under the auspices of the Medieval Studies Institute, and run by Hildegard Elisabeth Keller (Germanic Studies) in collaboration with Cherry Williams (The Lilly Library). One seminar per year will be conducted by a scholar from the field of manuscript study, the history of the book, and early prints. In seeking to combine lectures with workshops, our goal is to make abstract ideas, as presented in the classroom, concrete by confronting students with the intractable nature of sources and giving them some sense of just how much can be gleaned from handwriting, type, parchment, paper, watermarks, title pages, musical notation, format, decoration, in short, all material aspects of the book over the course of the period stretching from Late Antiquity to the Reformation, i.e., comprehending at the outset the transition from roll to codex and, at the end, the shift from manuscript to print.

Mediævalia 2010:
Dr. Christopher de Hamel

November 11-12, 2010

Donnelly Fellow Librarian, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Thursday, November 11, 2010
5:00 p.m.
Please join us for a Welcome Reception Lilly Library Gallery

7:00 p.m
Lilly Library Fundraising Dinner
Advanced registration only

Friday, November 12, 2010
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Manuscript Fragments & How to Identify Them--a hands-on workshop Lilly Library Gallery

5:00 p.m.
C. Lindsay Ricketts, Illuminator & Manuscript Collector
Fine Arts Room 015
Mediævalia at the Lilly is sponsored by the Medieval Studies Institute, the Lilly Library, and the Department of Germanic Studies.

See the event flyer here.