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.
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"