March 1 Symposium (The Materiality of Devotion: From Manuscript to Print)

Premodernists in the Atlanta area, please take note of this symposium on March 1 at Emory’s Pitts Theology Library. Come see some of Emory’s medieval manuscripts and early printed books, and, if you’re so inclined, hear me talk about “Emory’s Fifteenth-Century English Chronicle Roll: Late Medieval History Writing and Sixteenth-Century Nobility.” The program, including abstracts, for the symposium is available here. The full announcement below includes more details and the link to register.

In conjunction with our Materiality of Devotion: From Manuscript to Print  exhibition, Pitts Theology Library is pleased to invite you to a one day symposium based around the objects and themes of that exhibition. The event will include seven speakers from Emory and the greater Atlanta community, representing the fields of conservation, art history, medieval and early modern history, and the history of all three Abrahamic religions.

The symposium will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Lynley Herbert, Associate Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum. Dr. Herbert’s talk on Fragmentary Manuscripts will examine all that goes into making a book, particularly the complexities inherent in dealing with dismantled books. How do art historians go about solving the puzzle of single leaves? Come to the talk to find out!

Thanks to generous funding from the Mellon Humanities PhD Intervention Program and the Laney Graduate School New Thinkers/New Leaders Program, there will be no cost to attend this event! You are more than welcome to attend individual sessions or the full day, but please help us plan for your needs by filling out the formbelow, with particular attention to the two meals and any dietary restrictions you might have. The deadline for registering to participate in these two meals is February 21. 

Register at this link

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