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2nd Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

 Lex scripta:

The Manuscript Book as Witness to the History of Law

Program

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Special Session in honor of Edward Peters, Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History, University of Pennsylvania

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

4:30-5:00  Registration

5:00-5:15  Welcome and Opening Remarks

5:15-6:30

Anders Winroth, Yale University

Editing Gratian's Decretum with the Help of the Computer

Kenneth Pennington, The Catholic University of America

Legal Manuscripts and Books in Cyberspace

Reception to follow.

A special exhibition of legal manuscripts from Penn's collections will be on view during the reception.

 

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Morning Session

- Montgomery Auditorium, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA (map)

9:00-9:30  Coffee and Registration

9:30-11:30

Jonathan E. Brockopp, Penn State University

Early Islamic Legal Manuscripts:  What we know; what we may yet discover

Gero Dolezalek, University of Aberdeen

Legal Manuscripts in Scotland 1500-1730

Kathleen E. Kennedy, Penn State University-Brandywine

Manuscripts in the Hampton L. Carson Collection in the Free Library of Philadelphia

 

11:30 -1:30  Mid-day Break

including a private viewing of selected legal manuscripts from the Hampden L. Carson Collection and the John Frederick Lewis Collection, Rare Book Department, 3rd Floor

A light lunch will be provided.  Buses will depart to the University of Pennsylvania during this time.

Afternoon Session

- Silverman Hall, Room 240A, Penn Law School, 3400 Chestnut St (entrance on 34th) (map)

1:30 -2:30  Keynote Address

Edward Peters, Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History, University of Pennsylvania

Henry Charles Lea: (Canon Law) Jurisprudence and Civilization


2:30-2:45  Coffee

 

2:45-4:30

Abigail Firey, University of Kentucky

Mutating Monsters: Approaches to "Living" Legal Texts of the Carolingian Era

Susan L'Engle, Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University

Readers in the Margins: Pictorializing the Study of Roman Law

Jessica Goldberg, University of Pennsylvania

Digitizing the Geniza: a cautionary tale?


4:45-6:30  Panel Discussion:  Legal Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Moderator:  Timothy Stinson, North Carolina State University, Roman de la Rose Digital Library Advisory Board & Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive (forthcoming)

 

Panelists:

Hugh Cayless, New York University, Advanced Papyrological Information System

Simon Corcoran, University College London, Projet Volterra

Kenneth Pennington, Catholic  University of America

Georg Vogeler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Charters Encoding Initiative


Reception to Follow

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