Lectures & Conferences

1st Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

 On the Nature of Things:

Modern Perspectives on Scientific Manuscripts

Preliminary Program

 Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA

8:30  Coffee and Registration

 9:00  Welcome

David McKnight, Director, Manuscript and Rare Book Library, University of Pennsylvania

Susan Lindee, Chair, Department of the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

 9:15 - 10: 00:  The Arts and Science

 Alejandro García Avilés, Universidad de Murcía, Spain

Medieval Diagrams of the Heavens and Monastic Time-Keeping

 10:00-10:30  Coffee

 10:30 - 12:30:  Writing Science in the East

 Gabriele Ferrario, Independent Scholar

A Medieval Arabic Alchemical Lexicon: Ms Sprenger 1908 in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and Mss Egerton 709 and Or. 1593 in the British Library

 Charles Burnett, The Warburg Institute

Manuscripts of Latin Translations from Arabic

 Kim Plofker, Union College

Spoken text and written symbol: the use of layout and notation in Sanskrit scientific manuscripts

 12:30 - 2:00    Lunch

 2:00 - 3:30:     Scientific Texts in Lay Contexts

 Monica Green, Arizona State University

Gendering the Audiences of Medieval Scientific Texts:  The Case of Chiromancy

 Michael Solomon, University of Pennsylvania

Spectacles of Erudition: Physicians and the Vernacular Medical Treatise in Early Modern Spain.

 3:30 - 3:45      Coffee

 3:45 - 5:45      Scientific Manuscripts in the Digital Age:  A Panel Discussion


Gerhard Brey, Center for Computing in the Humanities, King's College, London


Dot Porter, Digital Humanities Observatory, Royal Irish Academy

John A. Walsh, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University

Charles Burnett, The Warburg Institute

Menso Folkerts, Institute for the History of Science of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Marilyn Deegan, Center for Computing in the Humanities, King's College, London

Dominik Wujastyk, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, University College, London

 6:00 - 7:00      Reception

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