7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age - Program

Main content

Navigation for "Overview"

Collecting Histories
November 6-8, 2014


Opening Reception and Panel

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Philadelphia Collects: A Panel Discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of Manuscript Collecting in Philadelphia

Katharine C. Chandler, Free Library of Philadelphia
Derick Dreher, Rosenbach Museum & Library
William Noel, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Moderated by James N. Green, Library Company of Philadelphia

To be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 (map).

Panel begins at 5:30 pm; reception begins at 6:30 pm.
A special exhibition of manuscripts from the Free Library's collections will be on view during the reception.




To be held in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts
University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 6th floor
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 (map).


Thursday, November 6, 2014

First day


Friday, November 7, 2014

8:30 - 9:00 am Coffee and Registration

9:30 - 9:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks: The New Schoenberg Database Project

Lynn Ransom, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), University of Pennsylvania Libraries

9:15 - 10:30 am Session I

Moderator: Lynn Ransom, SIMS, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Peter Kidd, Independent Scholar

Provenance Research and the Internet

Toby Burrows, King's College London

Mapping the Provenance of Manuscripts in the Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps

10:30 - 10:45 am Coffee

10:45 am - 12:15 pm Workshop I

Mitch Fraas, SIMS, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Mining and Visualizing Manuscript Provenance Data at a Large Scale

12:15 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 pm Session II

Moderator: David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania

Megan Cook, Colby College

Joseph Holland and the Idea of the Chaucerian Book

Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America

Gareth Hughes: A Welshman in Reno

2:45 - 3:00 pm Coffee

3:00 - 4:30 pm Workshop II

Hanno Wijsman, Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT-CNRS)

The Bibale Database: A digital tool for researching historic collections and medieval manuscript provenance

4:30 - 5:00 pm Break

5:00 - 6:00 pm SPECIAL SESSION

Jeff Chiu, Programmer, New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts Project

Test-driving the Prototype of the Public User-Interface for the New Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts


Saturday, November 8, 2014

8:30 - 9:00 am Coffee

9:00 - 10:45 am Session III

Moderator: Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania

Nigel Ramsay, University College London

"Project C" for the Library of Congress: Seymour de Ricci's Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

Scott Gwara, University of South Carolina

Southern Belles-Lettres: Using the Schoenberg Database to identify the first medieval books in the American South

Alexander Devine, SIMS & University of Pennsylvania

13th-Century Bibles and the Book Trade: Mapping their transmission and collection

10:45 - 11:00 am Coffee

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshop III

Laura Aydelotte, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Provenance that POPs

12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 - 3:15 pm Session IV

Moderator: Mitch Fraas, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Julia Verkholantsev, University of Pennsylvania

From Sinai to California: The history of the Greek Codex 170/347 from the UCLA Special Collections

William Stoneman, Houghton Library, Harvard University

The Linked Collections of William Bragge (1823-1884) of Sheffield and Dr. T. Shadford Walker (1834-1885) of Liverpool

3:15 - 3:30 pm Coffee

3:30 - 5:00 pm Workshop IV

Scott Gwara, University of South Carolina, and Eric Johnson, Ohio State University

The Butcher's Bill: What the Schoenberg Database can reveal about the trade in medieval and Renaissance manuscript fragments

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Closing Reception and Special Exhibition of Manuscripts from the collections of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Return to 7th Annual Schoenberg Symposium overview.