SEMINAR: Understanding the Medieval Book, by Dr. Timothy Graham (Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of New Mexico), 4th Annual Seminar, The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Ernst F. Hollings Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 7-9 April 2014. The seminar is free but limited to 25 participants.
Understanding the Medieval Book explores the layout and function of important medieval book-types. This year’s seminar covers manuscript Books of Hours, breviaries, psalters, bibles, missals, sermon collections, devotional miscellanies, and manuals of pastoral care. Participants in this seminar will acquire a fundamental understanding of these medieval books and, by extension, be able to catalogue, publicize, and exploit them in designing courses on language, literature, history, history of the book, art history, and a host of other humanities subjects. Participants will use USC’s collection of approximately 130 medieval manuscripts and fragments, including the newly acquired Boyvin Hours.
The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Ernst F. Hollings Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia. Participants will enjoy working in a newly opened facility with integrated projection for broadcasting digital surrogates. The Hollings Library is central to campus, which is located in the center of the state’s capital city.
Dr. Timothy Graham, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of New Mexico. Dr. Graham is holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil from the Warburg Institute, University of London. He teaches courses and seminars on medieval history, paleography, manuscript culture, and Anglo-Saxon studies. A recognized authority on medieval manuscripts, their production and use, his best-known book is Introduction to Manuscripts Studies, which has become the leading international textbook on the subject of manuscripts and manuscript culture.
Application deadline: 15 January 2014 (click here to apply).
Source: The Medieval Academy Blog