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49th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 8-11, 2014

Tracking Medieval Manuscript Books and Documents through Time: Networks of Transmission and Practices of Collecting

Session sponsored by the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts. Organized by Lynn Ransom and Alexander Devine, University of Pennsylvania.

Looking Backwards and Forwards to Determine a "Crusader" Psalter's Ownership History
Cathleen A. Fleck, St. Louis University

The Canon of Medieval Arabic Literature and the Islamic Manuscripts at Columbia University and the New York Public Library, 1886-1936
Dagmar Riedel, Columbia University

From Sinai to California: Codex 170/347 from the UCLA Young Research Library Special Collections
Julia Verkholantsev, University of Pennsylvania

48th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 9-12, 2013

"The Greatest Sport": Histories of Collecting Medieval Manuscripts

Session sponsored by the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts. Organized by Alexander Devine, University of Pennsylvania.

The Schoenberg Database and the Dark Secrets of the Book Trade: Uncoveringthe Sources of Manuscript Fragments
Scott Gwara, Univ. of South Carolina–Columbia

Manuscripts Lost, Manuscripts Found: Using the Schoenberg Database to Track the Movement of Manuscripts in North America
Lisa Fagin Davis, Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information, and Melissa Conway, , Univ. of California–Riverside

Bibles for Sale: Thirteenth-Century Bibles and the Antiquarian Book Trade ofthe “Long” Eighteenth Century
Alexander  Devine, University of Pennsylvania


47th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 10-13, 2012

Tricks of the Trade: Histories of Buying, Selling, and Acquiring Medieval Manuscript Books and Documents

Session sponsored by the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies

The Market of Memory: Selling Historical Documents in Nineteenth-Century France
Luca Fois, Univ. degli Studi di Milano

Desirable Items to Complete a Gentleman’s Library: Manuscript Provenance in One Hundred Fifty Years of Quaritch Catalogs
Courtney Rydel, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Value in the Life of a Tenth-Century Qur’an
Heather Bamford, Texas State Univ.–San Marcos

Thirty-Eighth Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts Sponsored Session

Saint Louis University, October 14-15, 2011. Session papers to be published in future volume of Manuscripta.

Manuscript Hunting: Past, Present, and Future

Princely Pursuit or Monumental Madness? Two Case Studies in Cataloguing the World's Manuscripts
Lynn Ransom (University of Pennsylvania)

How to Create an Address Book for 30,000 Manuscripts in Ten Years or Less
Melissa Conway (University of California, Riverside)

Where Are They Now? The Migration of Manuscripts since the "Census" and "Supplement"
Lisa Fagin Davis (Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science)

Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta Digitized Archive

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta Digitized Archive, a searchable database containing the digitized notes of the historian and bibliographer Seymour Montefiore Robert Rosso de Ricci (1881-1942) made for the compilation of his unfinished census of pre-1800 manuscripts in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. To read more, click here.

The Seymour de Ricci Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta Digitized Archive is a joint project between the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image and the Senate House Library at the University of London, where the original archive is housed. 

For general information on the De Ricci Archive, please visit the Senate House Library website (http://www.ull.ac.uk/specialcollections/dericciindex.shtml) .

Manuscript illumination
Detail from a Glossed Psalter, Laon?, France, ca. 1100 [UPenn Ms. Codex 1058, fol. 1r]

The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

This annual symposium, organized by the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, brings together scholars from around the world and across disciplines to present research related to the study of manuscript books and documents produced before the age of printing and to discuss the role of digital technologies in advancing manuscript research. Whether relying on traditional methods of scholarship or exploring the potential of new technologies, the research presented in each symposium highlights the value of the manuscript book or document in understanding our intellectual heritage.


For more information on the Schoenberg Collection and the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, click here.

 

2014 Symposium:  Collecting Histories  Registration opens October 1, 2014

 

Past Symposia
  • (Proceedings forthcoming)