2nd Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age
The Manuscript Book as Witness to the History of Law
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)
5:00-5:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks5:15-6:30
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
- Montgomery Auditorium, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA (map)
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration
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
A light lunch will be provided. Buses will depart to the University of Pennsylvania during this time.
- 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
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)
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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