Free workshop: Books Across Cultures in the Late Medieval Low Countries, Manchester, 5th November

The John Rylands Library, Manchester

The John Rylands Library, Manchester

A half-day workshop will be held in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, on Wednesday 5 November (1.30-4.45 pm). It is aimed primarily at PhD students in relevant disciplines (history, English, modern languages), though master’s students are also welcome subject to approval from their programme director. 
 
Books Across Cultures in the Late Medieval Low Countries aims to introduce students to:
– hands-on work with manuscript and early printed books (codicology, material bibliography, transcription, editing), using books from the library holdings;
– the importance of translation and rewriting in literary cultures of the late medieval Low Countries.
 
It accompanies the library exhibition Communities in Communication: Languages and Cultures in the Low Countries, 1450-1530www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/exhibitions/communitiesincommunication/). The exhibition itself forms part of an ongoing research project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Transcultural Critical Editing: Vernacular Poetry in the Burgundian Netherlands, 1450-1530:www.transculturalediting.eu.
 
The workshop is free of charge; places are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Prospective participants should send a firm expression of interest to the workshop organizer, Professor Adrian Armstrong (French, Queen Mary University of London: a.armstrong@qmul.ac.uk) by 30 September 2014, indicating their university affiliation, thesis topic or master’s programme, and languages read (French, English, Dutch, Latin – most of the materials studied will be in French). Master’s students should also ask their programme director to confirm approval. Briefing materials will be emailed to students in advance of the workshop.
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