Friday, November 9, 2012
Nov 16-17: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age
5th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age November 16-17, 2012 Taxonomies of Knowledge In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age. This year's symposium considers the role of the manuscript in organizing and classifying knowledge. Like today's electronic databases, the medieval manuscript helped readers access, process, and analyze the information contained within the covers of a book. The papers presented at this symposium will examine this aspect of the manuscript book through a variety of topics, including the place of the medieval library in manuscript culture, the rise and fall of the 12th-century commentary tradition, diagrams, devotional practice, poetics, and the organization and use of encyclopedias and lexicons. Participants include: • Katharine Breen, Northwestern University • Mary Franklin-Brown, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities • Vincent Gillespie, University of Oxford • Alfred Hiatt, Queen Mary, University of London • William Noel, University of Pennsylvania • Sara S. Poor, Princeton University • Eric Ramirez-Weaver, University of Virginia • Yossef Schwartz, Tel Aviv University & The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies • Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania • Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania • Sergei Tourkin, McGill University *Please note: due to some cancellations, the program has been revised. For more information and registration, go to: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/ljs_symposium5.html.