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Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies Faculty Working Group Lecture

The Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai and its Manuscripts

Crossroads of Culture in the Medieval Mediterranean

Claudia Rapp, University of Vienna

Online
Cylindrical piece of mulberry tree, piece of wood supposedly taken from Shakespeare's mulberry tree,

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Jack Lynch (Rutgers University-Newark), "Real Fakes and Fake Fakes: Materiality in Literary Forgery"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Niccolo Machiavelli, Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli, fiorentino, sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (Vinegia: Per Giouann' Antonio de Nicolini da Sabio, [1537]), title page, printer's mark

Series of five virtual lectures

Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale, Pisa): Lectures and Dialogues

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Online
Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms. fr. 5899 (end of 13th c.)

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Ada Kuskowski (Penn), "Foundational Legal Documents in an Era of Customary Law: Thinking about the Middle Ages"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Woman in mask reading

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Christina Lupton (University of Copenhagen) and Ben Davies (University of Portsmouth), "Corona Time: Reading Fiction During the Covid-19 Pandemic"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
John Bull and Uncle Sam sharing secrets

Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair Distinguished Lecture Series

Conspiracy Theory and Political Culture, Past and Present

A Conversation with The Atlantic’s Adrienne LaFrance and James McAuley

Virtual event

Online
Wampum belt, Penn Museum, Object NA9143

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Margaret M. Bruchac (Penn), "Reading the Material and Textual Histories in a Path Wampum Belt"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Buddhist sutra, Nara 1410

Kislak Center New Acquisitions Showcase

While you were away ...

In-person event

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Coin box bearing the words "Remember your weekly pledge to the Mass. A. S. Society"

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Teresa A. Goddu (Vanderbilt), "Antislavery Media"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail

Audubon's Birds of America

On permanent display

Audubon exhibit case , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Image of a nun on a crucifix

From the Kislak Stacks

A Crucified Nun and an Amateur Iconographer

Denis Faucher’s Handbook for a Female Monastic (Ms. Codex 1620)

Nicholas Herman, Lawrence J. Schoenberg Curator [In-person event]

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Buddhist monastic constitution roll

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Brenton Sullivan (Colgate), "Buddhist Monastic Constitutions"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Halftone reproduction of the Musical Fund Hall, 1824. Courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Musical Fund Society at 200

Diffusion of Taste in Philadelphia, 1820-2020

On exhibit: -

Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Diagram, Head with faculties and senses from De philosophia naturali

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies Faculty Working Group Lecture Series

Translating Experience into Science in the Middle Ages

Elly R. Truitt, University of Pennsylvania

Online
Manicule and acronym SIMS (Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies)

13th Annual (Virtual) Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Manuscript Studies in the Covid-19 Age

November 18-20, 2020

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Online
Man kneeling and holding a flower and facing text in Chinese characters.

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Online Lecture Series

Between Central and East Asia: Chinese Manuscripts from Tenth-Century Dunhuang

Imre Galambos, University of Cambridge