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The Book Index

CONFERENCE: The Book Index, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Oxford, 22 – 23 June 2017.

This two-day symposium takes a timely opportunity to consider how the index – the foremost finding aid of the physical book – shaped reading and scholarly method over the last 800 years.

Programme

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Session 1 (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
* James Mussell (Leeds), ‘The indexes of some periodicals are good, but those of the many are bad’: Indexing Periodicals in the Nineteenth Century
* Liangyu Fu (Michigan), Indexing Science Translations in Nineteenth-Century China
* Florence Hsia (Wisconsin-Madison), Cutting Corners: The Problem of Indexing Chinese.

Session 2 (Chair: Olivia Smith)
* Florian Ehrensperger (UBC), Backstairs to Philosophy: Heidegger and Cassirer on Indexing
* Angela Carr (New School), The Index as Genre and the Lucretian Swerve.

Session 3 (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
* Ann Kingdom, Ann Hudson, Paula Clarke Bain, Pilar Wyman, Janice Rayment (Society of Indexers), Indexing Now.

Session 4 (Chair: Emily Steiner)
* Kyle Conrau-Lewis (Yale), Indexing and Appropriation: Valerius Maximus as Sermon Fodder
* James Freeman (Cambridge), ‘Towards acquaintance with following table’: The Earliest Indexes to Ranulph Higden’s Polychronicon.

Keynote (Chair: James Freeman)
* Emily Steiner (UPenn), Alphabetical Logic: John Trevisa’s Index to the Polychronicon.

Friday, 23 June 2017
Session 5 (Chair: Abigail Williams)
* Shef Rogers (Otago), The Eighteenth-Century Satiric Literary Index as a Measure of Cultural Authority
* Sean Silver (Michigan), John Locke and the Cognitive Index.

Session 6 (Chair: David Cram)
* Philip Tromans (De Montfort), Indexing America: Knowledge, Propaganda and Richard Hakluyt
* Nikolaus Weichselbaumer (Mainz), Indexes to Legal Commentaries in Early Print.

Session 7 (Chair: Adam Smyth)
* Eve Houghton (Yale), ‘Overmeasure’: The Indexes of Francis Daniel Pastorius
* Tom Clayton (Princeton), The Temple at The Gilded Lion: Revisiting George Herbert’s Index.

Keynote (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
* Ann Blair (Harvard), Indexing, liberal; Indexing, mechanical.

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Ruptures archivistiques

CONFERENCE - Ruptures archivistiques : de nouvelles archives pour de nouveaux usages ? (VIIIe-XIXe siècle), Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT), Centre Félix-Grat, 40 avenue d’Iéna (salle Jeanne-Vielliard), Paris, 7 Juin 2017.

Organisatrices: Isabelle Bretthauer (chercheuse associée à l’IRHT) et Marlène Helias-Baron (ingénieure de recherche à l’IRHT).

Cette journée d’étude, du mercredi 7 juin, vient clore le travail mené dans le cadre du séminaire « Administrer par l’écrit » consacré en 2016-2017 aux « Inventions et réinventions d’archives ». Elle se concentre sur les moments de « rupture archivistique » du haut Moyen Âge jusqu’au XIXe siècle (comptes rendus en ligne sur www.admecrit.hypotheses.org).

Cette journée d’étude, du mercredi 7 juin, vient clore le travail mené dans le cadre du séminaire « Administrer par l’écrit » consacré en 2016-2017 aux « Inventions et réinventions d’archives ». Elle se concentre sur les moments de « rupture archivistique » du haut Moyen Âge jusqu’au XIXe siècle (comptes rendus en ligne sur www.admecrit.hypotheses.org).

Programme

* Laurent Feller (Université Paris 1-Lamop) et Pauline Lemaigre-Gaffier (Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-DYPAC), Présentation du projet « Administrer par l’écrit »
* Nicolas Schapira (Université Paris X-Nanterre-CHISCO), Introduction.

Les ruptures archivistiques dans le temps long : approches générales
* Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck, University of London), Ruptures archivistiques, ruptures historiographiques. Réflexions à partir d’un projet récent sur l’Italie entre Moyen Âge et Âge Moderne.

Études de cas, époques médiévale et moderne
* Maria Pia Donato (CNRS-IHMC), Un arsenal pour l’Empire ? Reconfigurations et ruptures des Archives sous Napoléon 1809-1814 
* Clémence Revest (CNRS-Centre Roland Mousnier), Un retour sur le programme collectif Écritures grises, entre archivage du travail administratif et production d’instruments archivistiques.

Études de cas, époques médiévale et moderne
* Claire de Cazanove (Université Paris 1-Lamop), Étudier les ruptures archivistiques sans archives ? 
* Anne-Laure Alard-Bonhoure (Université Paris 1-Lamop), Les mutations archivistiques à l’abbaye de Saint-Martin de Pontoise (1320-1490) : entre spécialisation et hybridation du réseau documentaire 
* Guillaume Gaudin (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès-Framespa), Nouveau Monde, archives nouvelles. Les ruptures archivistiques dans la monarchie hispanique à partir du xvie siècle.

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Per Omnia Litora

CONFERENCE: Per Omnia Litora. Interazioni artistiche, politiche e commerciali lungo le rotte del Mediterraneo tra XIV e XV secolo, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Palazzo della Carovana (Sala Azzurra), Piazza dei Cavalieri,  9 – 10 giugno 2017. A cura di: Alessandro Diana e Caterina Fioravanti.

Delineare una geografia dei centri di cultura e produzione artistica del Mediterraneo all’alba della prima età moderna implica necessariamente una riconsiderazione dei rapporti politici e commerciali intercorsi lungo le sue sponde fra i piccoli e grandi potentati regionali: dall’Aragona all’Egitto mamelucco, dagli imperi coloniali italiani di Genova e Venezia al Maghreb, fino alla multiforme realtà egea, che vedeva contrapposti i signori dell’Oriente latino al sempre più esangue impero bizantino stremato dall’incalzante avanzata turca.

È in questo frangente che eventi traumatici come le «crociate tardive», in risposta all’espansionismo ottomano, fornirono per converso inusitati momenti di incontro e confronto culminati, ad esempio, in occasione del Concilio di Ferrara-Firenze. La compilazione di carte nautiche e portolani sempre più aggiornati incrementò la mobilità di persone e oggetti favorendo la grande rivoluzione marittima che scosse il Mediterraneo fra Trecento e Quattrocento, preludio alle grandi esplorazioni geografiche transoceaniche dei secoli successivi e del progressivo decadimento degli antichi empori mediterranei a favore dei porti dell’Europa settentrionale.

Le giornate di studio Mediterranea nascono dalla volontà di esaminare la complessità delle relazioni culturali che animarono le coste mediterranee in un periodo compreso tra la fine della peste nera e il definitivo collasso della civiltà bizantina. Un secolo trasversale, contraddistinto dalla proficua reciprocità di interazioni fra diplomatici, ecclesiastici, mercanti, umanisti e soprattutto artisti, che veicolarono con i loro spostamenti la diffusione di nuovi linguaggi, dalla Catalogna alla Dalmazia fino a Cipro, dando luogo così anche a fenomeni di ibridazione del lessico figurativo.

PROGRAMMA

Venerdì 9 giugno 2017
* Claudio Ciociola (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Saluti
* Alessandro Dianae Caterina Fioravanti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Introduzione.

I sessione – Per Omnia Litora
Presidenza: Massimo Ferretti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
* Sebastiano Gentile (Università degli Studi di Cassino), La riscoperta di Tolomeo nel Quattrocento: fra umanisti, cartografi, pittori e navigatori
* Clario Di Fabio (Università degli Studi di Genova), Le vie dell’ordinario. Genova, il Tirreno e il Mediterraneo nel XIV secolo. Casi artistici e questioni di metodo
* Davide Baldi (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbona), Il Concilio di Firenze: concilio di lingue e di popoli
* Marco Pellegrini (Università degli Studi di Bergamo), Un’età di “crociate tardive”. Oriente e Occidente tra XIV e XV secolo.

Sabato 10 giugno 2017
II sessione – Ab Occasu Solis
Presidenza: Alessandro Diana (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
* Massimo Ferretti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Qualche esempio di circolazione tirrenica nella pittura del Trecento a Pisa
* Caterina Fioravanti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Giuliano fiorentino. Un artista viajero tra Firenze e la Spagna nella prima metà del Quattrocento
* Giuseppe Petralia (Università di Pisa), Sicilia e Mezzogiorno aragonesi: congiuntura economica e struttura degli scambi mediterranei
* Luca Palozzi (University of Edinburgh), Storia e geografia eccentriche della scultura italiana: l’Adriatico nel tardo Medioevo
* Marco Collareta (Università di Pisa), L’oro della Serenissima. Uno sguardo verso est.

III sessione – Ad Orientem
Presidenza: Caterina Fioravanti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
* Antonio Musarra (Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Firenze), Rotte, scali ed equipaggi nel Levante mediterraneo. Note dai registri di bordo genovesi (1350-1460 ca.)
* Alessandro Diana (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Le vie dell’antiquaria nel Mediterraneo orientale: percezione e recezione delle antichità greche fra XIV e XV secolo
* Michele Bacci (Université de Fribourg), Interazioni artistiche lungo le vie d’acqua del Levante mediterraneo
* Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institutin Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut), Litora et limina: il Mediterraneo e le storie dell’arte – veicoli, rotte, metodi.

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The Physiologus between East and West

Physiologus

CONFERENCE:  The Physiologus between East and West. Transmission and dissemination of an early Christian text on nature, Paris, Université de la Sorbonne – Maison de la Recherche, 15 – 17 June 2017.

Progamme

15 June 2017
Session 1 – The Greek Physiologus: Manuscripts and contexts (chair: S. Lazaris)
* Horst Schneider, Der Physiologus: Grundlagen und Perspektiven
* Arnaud Zucker, The evolution of the Greek Physiologus in the three recensions
* Adele Di Lorenzo, La tradition du Physiologus grec dans les manuscrits de la BNF et de la BAV. Réflexions pour une étude comparée
* Alain Touwaide, The Physiologus and the tradition of the iatrosophia.

16 June 2017
Session 2 – The illustrations of the Physiologus in a comparative perspective (chair: A. Dorofeeva)
* Massimo Bernabo, “The Smyrna Physiologus: a manuscript with many open questions”
* Jacqueline Leclercq-Marx, “Un champ métaphorique exemplaire. À propos du rapport entre texte et illustration dans le Bruxellensis 10066-77 (Meuse ?, fin du Xe s.)”
* Stavros Lazaris, “Un nouveau manuscrit illustré du Physiologus grec : à propos d’une découverte récente”

Session 3 – Eastern traditions 1 (chair: C. Macé)
* Gohar Muradyan & Aram Topchyan, The Armenian Physiologus
* Jost Gippert, The Georgian Physiologus.

Session 4 – Eastern traditions 2 (chair: J. Gippert)
* Alin Suciu, The Coptic Physiologus: Evidence of an Early Translation
* Massimo Villa, The Ethiopic Physiologus: Manuscript tradition and Desiderata
* Sami Aydin, The Syriac Physiologus Versions and Related Bestiaries.

Session 5 – Eastern traditions 3 (chair: V. Pakis)
* Sibylle Wentker, The Arabic Physiologus, early text in late transmission?
* Anissava Miltenova, The Physiologus in Balkan Cyrillic Manuscripts: from Textological to Socio-Rhetorical Approach
* Ana Stoykova, The Slavic translation of the Pseudo-Basilian recension: the compilation approach.

17 June 2017
Session 6 – Editions and future prospects (chair: A. Zucker)
* Anna Dorofeeva, The early mediaeval Latin Physiologus between tradition and innovation
* Emmanuelle Kuhry, Le projet Physiologus – Stemmatologie. Résultats et perspectives pour une édition électronique
* Caroline Macé, Why new critical editions of the Physiologus in various languages (in Greek and Latin especially) are still needed.

Session 7 – Round Table
On publication and editorial projects, led by Valentine A. Pakis.

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Devotional Writing in Early Modern England

CONFERENCE: Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript in Early Modern England, 1558-1700, University of Warwick, Ramphal Building, Coventry, 26 June 2017. Registration is now open.

Devotions in early modern England, public or private, were central to the everyday lives of clergy and laity alike. Yet such practises were routinely transformed by men and women who did not just record but reconfigured their piety through writing.

From accounts of fasts, feasts, and thanksgiving days; prayers and sacred songs; covenants and confessing of sins; narratives of conversion, baptism or burial; biblical graffiti; repetition of sermons; conferencing and conventicles.

English citizens, individually and communally, and on either side of the confessional divide, had a regimen of acts that were to be performed and perfected during their lifetimes. This one day conference aims to investigate how print and manuscript cultures coalesced and collided in their re-presentation of post-Reformation devoutness.

Devotional Writing in Print and Manuscript is a major one day multi-disciplinary conference, hosted by the University of Warwick’s English Department in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, The Humanities Research Centre and the Early Modern Forum.

Registration will close on 15 June 2017.

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The Book in the Low Countries

CONFERENCE: The Book in the Low Countries: New perspectives, Hidden Collections, IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, Basement, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E, 21 – 22 Jun 2017.

Great Britain and the Low Countries share a large part of their histories. There are countless stories of political and economic rivalries and wars, stories of religious and political exile in both directions, but also of cultural exchange and influence.

Also the book business of the early modern era was characterised by an influx of printers, materials and books from the Low Countries to England. Rare books and manuscripts were eagerly collected by English bibliophiles and most of these collections are nowadays found in libraries all over the country.

This two-day symposium has a double goal. In a combination of papers and collection visits, it wants to bring these often overlooked collections to the surface, and it also offers an overview of the latest research on Low Countries books.

Programme

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Session 1: Low Countries Collections
Chair: TBC
* Reinier Salverda (UCL and Fryske Akademy), Dutch Books in London Libraries: Early beginnings and future perspectives
* Catherine Wright (University of Oxford), The collection of the Dutch Church library: An expression of an Anglo-Dutch identity?

Visit 1: Lambeth Palace Library
Visit of the collection with Librarian and Archivist, Giles Mandelbrote.

Visit 2: British Library
Show and tell by Curator, Marja Kingma.

Session 2: International book history projects
Chair: TBC
* Goran Proot (University of Udine), The pricing strategy for books published by Jan Moretus I (fl.1589–1610) and his successors at the Officina Plantiniana in the first half of the 17th century
* Jaap Geraerts (UCL), The Archaeologies of Reading in Early Modern Europe: enter John Dee.

Thursday 22 June 2017
Visit 3: Dutch Church
Visit of the library.

Visit 4: Senate House Library
Show and tell of the Elzevier collection by Curator, Karen Attar.

Session 3: People of the book
Chair: TBC
* Patrick Storme (Universiteit Antwerpen), X-Ray Fluorescence as an analytical tool for studying the copper matrices in the Plantin- Moretus Museum collection
* Heleen Wyffels (KU Leuven), The women of the Bellère family and the making of a printing dynasty in Douai (1593-1711)
* Marja Smolenaars (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), “Printed in London? No, not really. A London publisher and his imports from the Netherlands”.

Session 4: Printed ephemera
Chair: TBC
* Steven Van Impe (Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience), A Provincial Newspaper in an Urban Setting. Reprints of the Gazette van Antwerpen in the Dutch Republic
* Arthur der Weduwen (University of St. Andrews), Ephemeral Politics. State Publications in the Dutch Golden Age
* Erik Geleijns (Museum Meermanno), The forgotten cousins. Elzevier family members in The Hague, 1590-1665.

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Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors

CONFERENCE: Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors in Europe, the New World and Czarist Russia, Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, Oxford, 22 – 23 May 2017.

A two day international EAJS conference that will deal with Christian collectors of Hebraica in order to understand how these collections, whether private or public, were acquired and assembled, and in what way they could be said to represent the cultural universe of their owners.

While there have been a proliferation of studies on the manifold ways that Latin and vernacular books were read and collected, there have been as yet few attempts to interpret the widespread phenomenon of Hebrew books read, collected and deposited (and sometimes catalogued) in the libraries of Christian scholars and merchants, as well as in universities and theological seminaries.

For over the centuries Christians and Jews were constantly in search of Jewish texts of all types, in both manuscript and print. This quest was carried out over a remarkable range of locations, from libraries in the heartlands of the various Christian confessions, to the studies of Jewish scholars and readers in both Europe and the Near East.

The purpose of this conference is to begin to explore the conspicuous presence of the Hebrew book and manuscript in a wide range of libraries in the Christian domain in England and Continental Europe as well as in Czarist Russia. It will examine how and why prominent individuals such as Matthew Parker, Ralph Cudworth, Edward Pococke, and Isaac Newton accumulated their collections of books.

Many of these private collections were donated to or bought by public institutions, and became central in establishing a basic curriculum for the study of Hebrew and Judaica. The topic necessarily raises the question of the availability of Hebrew books.

German humanists in the sixteenth-century circle of Johann Reuchlin and later in the ever wider republic of letters surrounding the great Hebraist Johann Buxtorf and Joseph Scaliger shared information about their latest acquisitions of Hebrew books and their dealings with booksellers and printers.

Other collectors such as the Christian Kabbalist Francesco Zorzi left detailed information about their library of Hebrew books in catalogues, revealing precious data about prices of books and numbers of copies of individual works in circulation.

Although the main focus of the conference will be on Hebrew collections in England and Continental Europe, some attention will also be given to collections in Czarist Russia and in the New World. James Logan’s library which became absorbed into the Library Company in Philadelphia attests to the importance of biblical and rabbinic literature in the New World.

As the foremost learned collection of its kind in colonial America Logan’s library demonstrates how the European Republic of Letters had not only reached the western shores of the Atlantic by the early eighteenth century but was also an important part of it.

No less significant were the outstandingly important Russian public and private libraries that were created and moulded by prominent Hebraists of distinctively different backgrounds – the Protestant theologian and Bible scholar Konstantin von Tischendorf and the Russian Orthodox Church archimandrite, Antonin, head of the Russian Orthodox mission in Jerusalem.

The Russian case highlights the main questions that this conference seeks to address. What was the motivation for collecting Hebrew books, how were they collected, and did confessional difference affect the criteria for building libraries? To bring these questions into even greater relief the conference will end with a response that comes from the realm of one of the greatest Jewish collections of Hebrew books, that of David Oppenheim, whose library was bought by the Bodleian library in the 19th century and became one of its greatest assets.

Programme

Monday, 22 May 2017
* Martyn Percy (Dean of Christ Church, Welcome
* Jan Joosten (University of Oxford, Introduction
* Saverio Campanini (University of Bologna), New Evidence on the Formation of Francesco Zorzi’s Library in Renaissance Venice
* Ilona Steimann (University of Munich), Forming a Hebraist “Canon” of Jewish Literature: German Hebraica Collections around 1500
* Piet van Boxel (University of Oxford), A Sixteenth-Century Censor and his Collection of Hebrew Books.

* Joanna Weinberg (University of Oxford), The Library of Johann Buxtorf the Elder
* Kasper van Ommen (University of Leiden), ‘Je suis pauvre en tout, mesmement en livres’. Joseph Scaliger as a Book Collector of Hebraica
* Benjamin Williams (King’s College London), Connections at Christ Church: Edward Pococke and his Copies of Maimonides’ Commentary on the Mishnah
* César Merchán-Hamann (University of Oxford), Short Presentation of Hebraica Collections in Oxford
* Rahel Fronda (University of Oxford), Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors: Christ Church Connections (Exhibition)
* Hugh Williamson (University of Oxford), Book Launch.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
* Theodor Dunkelgrün and Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge), Some Hebrew Collections and Collectors in the Colleges of Cambridge
* Shimon Iakerson (University of St Petersburg), Who Collected Hebrew Books in Czarist Russia and Why
* Arthur Kiron (University of Pennsylvania), An Atlantic Hebrew Republic of Letters
* Joshua Teplitsky (University of Stony Brook), Encounters Beyond the Text: Christian Readers and Jewish Libraries.

The conference will launch a major exhibition, Jewish Books and their Christian Readers: Christ Church Connections, curated by Dr Rahel Fronda.

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Lo studio del greco nell’Europa del XV secolo

Benozzo

CONFERENCE: Lo studio del greco nell’Europa del XV secolo. Future prospettive di ricerca, Giornata di studi conclusiva del progetto individuale di ricerca “Greek Studies in 15 century Europe”, Auditorium Santa Margherita, Università Ca’ Foscari (Venezia), 26 maggio 2017. Partecipazione alla mattinata riservata alle scuole.

Programma

Presentazione dei lavori delle scuole e discussione: Grammatiche, lessici e latinizzazioni nell’apprendimento del Greco tra XV e XVI secolo in Italia e in Europa.

Perché e come studiare il greco nel XV secolo
Presiede Stefano Pagliaroli (Università di Verona)
• Federica Ciccolella (Texas & AM University, U.S.A.), I dotti bizantini nell’Italia del Quattrocento: tra cultura greca e tradizione latina
• Antonio Rollo (Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’), Metodi e strumenti per lo studio del greco nell’Umanesimo
• Paola Tomè (University of Oxford), A scuola di greco in Veneto a fine Quattrocento.

Le traduzioni in latino e in greco volgare: alcuni casi di studio
Presiede Paolo Mastandrea (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia)
• Matteo Venier (Università di Udine), Leonardo Bruni traduttore di Platone: il caso del “Gorgias”
• Martin Mclaughlin (University of Oxford), Traduzioni e riscritture umanistiche: la “Musca” di Luciano nel Quattrocento, tra Guarino e Alberti
• Caterina Carpinato (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia), Greci (e greco) a Venezia agli inizi del XVI sec.: le traduzioni in greco volgare.

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Greek Studies in 15-16th century Europe

CONFERENCE - Greek Studies in 15-16th century Europe: Future Research Perspectives, Oxford, Taylorian Institution, St. Giles, Main Hall, 19 June 2017. Organized by Paola Tomè, Marie Curie Fellow, University of Oxford. Admission free.

Programme

* Nigel Wilson, Introductory remarks about Greek Studies in the West.

Texts and Tools for Language Studies 
Chair: Nigel Wilson
* Paola Tomè, How did they study Greek in 15th century Veneto region?
* Giuseppe Ucciardello, Greek lexica in the West during the Renaissance: Some remarks on the Lexicon Cyrilli.

Translations and Re-use
Chair: Nicola Gardini
* Martin McLaughlin, Lucian’s Musca in the Quattrocento, between Guarino and Alberti
* Cressida Ryan, Reading The Renaissance Through Sophocles.

Commentaries and Scholarly Productions: Philisophy and Medicine 
Chair: Martin McLaughlin
* David Lines, Interpreting Aristotle in the Vernacular: Two Case Studies (Bernardo Segni and Lodovico Castelvetro)
* Caroline Petit, The Reception Of Galen In The Renaissance: Problems & Prospects. 

Early Printed Greek Books: From Catalogues to Digital Libraries
Chair: Paola Tomè
* Anna Maria Tammaro, “Greek studies in 15century Europe”: A Digital library in progress
* Margaret King, How to create new tools for a Digital Library on early printed Greek books?

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Rewriting the Body in the Middle Ages

CONFERENCE: Bodies in Flux: Rewriting the Body in Medieval Literature, Art and Culture 1000-1450, University of Warwick, Humanities Research Centre, Wolfson Research Exchange, Coventry (UK), Saturday 20th May 2017.

Keynote Speakers: Dr Miranda Griffin (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge), Dr Robert Mills (UCL), Dr Debra Strickland (University of Glasgow).

What is it to have a body? And to experience change and transformation through that body? A focus on the material body in critical theory and philosophy has, in recent decades, produced varied and stimulating challenges to the ways that we think about and engage with bodies, particularly in the fields of gender and sexuality, queer theory, posthumanism, disability studies, and the ‘material turn’.

Discussion of how bodies interact with, are situated in, or are delineated from social, political, and cultural phenomena illuminates our understanding of the experience of embodiment, and the representation of this experience. Similar debates, discussions, and anxieties were expressed in the Middle Ages.

This interdisciplinary conference asks what the transformation of the body means for the conception of bodies of different kinds: human, nonhuman, animal, material, divine, and how the representation of these changes in different media reflects on and inflects the boundaries conventionally associated with the body.

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Greek manuscripts at the Wellcome Library

CONFERENCE – Greek manuscripts at the Wellcome Library: A symposium and concert, Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Rd, Bloomsbury, London NW1, Thursday 25 May 2017. The event is free to attend.

The one-day symposium is aiming to explore hitherto unknown or very little studied medical texts. Topics will include the diagnosis and therapy of diseases, and the ownership of manuscripts by physicians. Other papers will reflect on the interrelationship between medicine and astronomy, poetry and divinatory texts. There will also be an opportunity to view a selection of the Library’s Greek manuscripts.

The symposium will be followed by a concert of Byzantine hymns on medicine. These are unique medical texts which are preserved in one of the manuscripts of the collection and will be performed for the first time in the United Kingdom. Participants will be able to explore the connections between music, memory and medicine in 13th-century Byzantium through a live performance.

Program

* Elma Brenner (Wellcome Library, London), Opening
* Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King’s College London), Introduction
* Vivian Nutton (First Moscow State Medical University), History of the collection.

Session I: Greek Medical Texts
Chair: Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths, University of London)
* Orly Lewis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), The medical theory of the Anonymous of Paris
* Caroline Petit (University of Warwick), Galenic diagnostic and prognostic in the Wellcome Library’s Greek manuscripts.

Session II: Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Medical Texts
Chair: Dimitrios Skrekas (University of Oxford)
* Barbara Zipser (Royal Holloway, University of London), MS. MSL. 14 as a therapeutic handbook
* Marjolijne Janssen (Independent Researcher), The language of MS. 4103.

Session III: Byzantine Poetry, Astronomy and Divination
Chair: Peregrine Horden (Royal Holloway, University of London)
* Marc Lauxtermann (University of Oxford), The poetry in Wellcome Library, MS. 498
* Anne Tihon (Université Catholique de Louvain), Jewish astronomy in Byzantium: texts and manuscripts
* Georgi Parpulov (British Museum, London), Eschatological prophecy in the age of the Phanariots: Wellcome MS. 413.

Showcase of selected Greek manuscripts, Library Viewing Room.

Concert: Singing Byzantine Medicine.

* Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (King’s College London), The medical context
* Dimitrios Skrekas (University of Oxford), The musical context.

Concert: Byzantine hymns chanted by Dimitrios Skrekas, Athanasios Charalampopoulos and choir.

Stichera and canon on the examination of blood and urines attributed to Nikephoros Vlemmydes.

Interactive discussion with the audience, including brief provocations by Helen King (Open University/University of Warwick) and Dionysios Stathakopoulos (King’s College London).

To register, please contact Petros Bouras-Vallianatos by Monday 22 May.

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La couleur dans l’art médiéval

CONFERENCE: La couleur dans l’art médiéval. Work in progress, Journée doctorale de l’ED 124 « Histoire de l’art et archéologie », Paris, INHA, Galerie Colbert, 2 rue Vivienne, 2e étage, Salle Ingres, Jeudi 18 mai 2017. Organisée par Philippe Lorentz et Dany Sandron (Université de Paris-Sorbonne). Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles.

Programme

* Philippe Lorentz et Dany Sandron (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), Introduction.

La couleur en contexte monumental
Modération : Philippe Lorentz (Université de Paris-Sorbonne/EPHE)
* Dany Sandron (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), La couleur au service de l’architecture
* Iliana Kasarska (Centre André Chastel), La polychromie de la sculpture monumentale : technique, symbolique et approches récentes
* Delphine Grenet (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), « De bonis coloribus ». Etude de la polychromie des demeures médiévales à partir des exemples provençaux.

L’or et les couleurs dans la pratique
Modération : Dany Sandron (Université de Paris-Sorbonne)
* Philippe Lorentz (Université de Paris-Sorbonne/EPHE), Observations sur les fonds d’or dans les retables en Europe septentrionale au XVe siècle
* Elliot Adam (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), Histoires d’or. Les usages du camaïeu d’or dans l’enluminure en France au XVe siècle
* Audrey Nassieu-Maupas (EPHE), La couleur dans la tapisserie au XVIe siècle : entre contraintes financières et possibilités techniques.

Le peintre et sa palette
Modération : Philippe Lorentz (Université de Paris-Sorbonne/EPHE)
* Patricia Andresz-Spiess (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), Deux livres et cinq couleurs autour de la Vierge : les deux testaments de l’Annonciation du Livre d’heures d’Etienne Chevalier
* Mecthilde Airiau (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), La couleur chez Fra Angelico : un outil de prédication. L’exemple des Couronnements de la Vierge du Louvre et des Offices
* Nicolas Oget (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), « D’une gamme claire et d’un grand charme … » La couleur chez le Maître de Coëtivy, peintre à Paris dans la seconde moitié du XVe siècle : jusqu’où repenser la question ?

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