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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.

MediŠvalia 2013:
Roger S. Wieck

February 8, 2013
Slocum Room, Lilly Library

Roger S. Wieck is Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum; he has also held curatorial positions at the Walters Art Museum and the Houghton Library at Harvard. He is the author of The Prayer Book of Claude de France (2010), The Hours of Henry VIII: A Renaissance Masterpiece by Jean Poyet (2000), Painted Prayers: The Book of Hours in Medieval and Renaissance Art (1997), Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life (1988), and many other books and articles on medieval manuscripts.

Mediaevalia 2013 will begin on Friday February 8th with a hands-on workshop with Books of Hours for 15 students and ten observers.
Registration for the workshop is now closed.

On Friday evening, Mr. Wieck will present a public lecture at the Lilly Library from 5-6PM followed by a reception from 6-7 PM in the Lilly's Lincoln Room.

The talk is titled, "Medieval Bestseller: the Book of Hours"

See the event flyer here here!

To see Mr. Wieck's work on the Prayer Book of Claude de France, see here!