9th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age - Program

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Reactions: Medieval/Modern
November 17–19, 2016


Opening Reception and Keynote Address

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Michelle Brown

Professor emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

with introduction by Will Noel, University of Pennsylvania

From King Athelstan to Game of Thrones: Responses to the Early Manuscript Culture of Britain and Ireland across the Ages

Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 3rd floor
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 (map).

Reception begins at 5:00 pm; lecture begins at 6:00 pm.




Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
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).


Friday, November 18, 2016

8:30 - 9:00 am Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dot Porter, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), University of Pennsylvania Libraries

10:00 - 11:15 am Session I

Moderator: Dot Porter, SIMS

Dorothy Kim, Vassar College

Medieval Manuscripts and Thick Archiving

Erik Kwakkel, Leiden University

Flash or Substance? Bringing Medieval Manuscripts to the Masses

Marianna Shreve Simpson, Independent Scholar

Marking the Place in Islamic Manuscripts of the Early Modern Period

11:00 - 11:30 am Coffee

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Panel Discussion: Medieval Manuscript Digital Projects: The Programmer's Perspective

Moderator: Lynn Ransom, SIMS

Bryan Haberberger, Saint Louis University
Doug Emery, SIMS, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Drew Thomas, University of St. Andrews

12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 - 4:00 pm Session II

Moderator: David J. Wallace, University of Pennsylvania

Pat Fish, LuckyFish.com

Bringing Medieval Manuscripts to Life in Skin with Tattoos

Jon Sudbury, Jon Sudbury Games

Embracing the Deeply Visual World of the Middle Ages in the Modern Tabletop Gaming Industry

Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia

Uterine Vellum: Animal Lives and Literary Afterlives

4:00 - 4:30 pm Break

3:45 - 5:00 pm Workshop I

Marina Rustow, Princeton University

Finding Joins in the Cairo Geniza: Algorithms vs. My Hippocampus (cont'd)


Saturday, November 19, 2016

8:30 - 9:00 am Coffee

9:00 - 11:00 am Session III

Moderator: Nicholas Herman, SIMS

Yael Rice, Amherst College

Against Endurance: Towards a Theory of the Mutable Mughal Manuscript

Ray Clemens, Yale University

The Collection of Otto Ege at Yale University

Beeke Stegmann, Copenhagen University

Under Constant Change: Re-arranged Icelandic Manuscripts

11:00 - 11:30 am Coffee

11:30 - 12:30 pm Workshop II

Jeffrey Witt, Loyola University of Maryland

Linked Data, Digital Editions, and the Medieval Scholastic Corpus Data

12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 - 4:00 pm Session IV

Moderator: Sarah Reidell, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Angela Bennett, University of Nevada Reno

Aggregation: The Digital Response to Manuscript Data

William Endres, University of Oklahoma

Digitally Across Time: Generating Knowledge from 125 Years of Photography for the St Chad Gospels

Fenella France, Library of Congress

Archaeology of the Manuscript: Additional Layers, New Perspectives

4:00 - 4:30 pm Coffee

4:30 - 5:30 pm Workshop III

Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto

Brainstorming a Game: Medieval Manuscripts

5:30 - 7:00 pm Closing Dinner Reception.

During the reception and throughout the symposium, the exhibit Reactions: Medieval/Modern will be open for viewing in the Goldstein Family Gallery.