Online Course: IUS ILLUMINATUM: Legal Illuminated Manuscripts Between Art, History and Literature (29 August – 9 September 2022)

The IUS ILLUMINATUM International Summer Course will take place under the purview of the “Escola de Verão” of the  Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH) of the NOVA University in Lisbon 2022 on the topic: Legal Illuminated Manuscripts Between Art, History and Literature. The course will run online from 29 August to 09 SeptemberContinue reading “Online Course: IUS ILLUMINATUM: Legal Illuminated Manuscripts Between Art, History and Literature (29 August – 9 September 2022)”

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Lecture Series: Between Invisibility and Autonomy: Negotiating Gender Roles in Manuscript Cultures (Universität Hamburg)

Organized by Professor Dr Eike Grossmann & Dr Johanna Seibert. Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (UTC+1) ; hybrid format (Universität Hamburg Pavilion CSMC; Zoom) Women’s contributions to the production and use of written artefacts have been neglected or even made invisible in many manuscript cultures. Their agency being written out is only one of theContinue reading “Lecture Series: Between Invisibility and Autonomy: Negotiating Gender Roles in Manuscript Cultures (Universität Hamburg)”

Call for contribution : Workshops New Translations and indirect Reception of Ancient Greece (Texts and Images, 1300-1560) (ERC Advanced Grant AGRELITA Project)

ERC Advanced Grant AGRELITA ProjectThe Reception of Ancient Greece in pre-modern French Literature and Illustrations of Manuscripts and Printed Books (1320-1550): How invented memories shaped the identity of European communitiesDirection : Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas The AGRELITA project ERC n° 101018777 was launched on October 1st 2021. It is a 5-year project (2021-2026) financed on an ERCContinue reading “Call for contribution : Workshops New Translations and indirect Reception of Ancient Greece (Texts and Images, 1300-1560) (ERC Advanced Grant AGRELITA Project)”

Exhibition: ‘Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, 800–1500’, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 15 October 2021 – 23 January 2022

The Morgan Library and Museum is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition ‘Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, 800–1500’ which begins 15 October 2021 to 23 January 2022.

New Publication: ‘The Birth of the Author: Pictorial Prefaces in Glossed Books of the Twelfth Century’ by Jeffrey F. Hamburger

This book argues that the images devised to accompany medieval commentaries, whether on the Bible or on classical texts, made claims to authority, even inspiration, that at times were even more forceful than those made by the texts themselves. Paradoxically, it was in the context of commentaries that modern concep­tions of independent authorship first were forged. 

Online Course: ‘Manuscripts in Arabic Script: Introduction to Codicology’, Aga Khan University, 15–16 November 2021

This online course aims to introduce key concepts in the field of Arabic manuscripts and codicology. It is designed to attract participants who want to learn basic knowledge about Arabic manuscripts.

Online Conference: ‘Loss’, 14th Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, 17-19 November 2021

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.

Lecture: ‘The City as Signifier: Nuremberg in the Nuremberg Chronicle’ with Professor Jeffrey F. Hamburger, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 6:30pm (EDT), 15 October 2021

Join Jeffrey F. Hamburger for a lecture to celebrate the opening of ‘Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 800–1500.’

Online Conference: ‘Fragments and Frameworks: Illuminated Manuscripts and Illustrated Books in Digital Humanities’, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 11am–4pm (EDT), 1 October 2021

This conference will discuss fragments and frameworks, actual and conceptual, in art history and related disciplines, and address emerging questions in digital humanities.

New Publication: ‘Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire, 800–1500’, by Jeffrey F. Hamburger & Joshua O’Driscoll

‘Imperial Splendor’ accompanies the exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum with the same title. This book presents in beautiful colour the fascinating history of book production and use within the Holy Roman Empire over the course of 700 years.