Meetings Schedule 2014-15

Spring Semester 2015

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are held on Wednesdays, 5-6.30pm in The Cusack Room in the The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts (Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor).

Meeting I: 21 JanuaryAlexander Devine, “Deciphering Scripts, Dating Materials & Identifying Texts: Premodern Sleuthing in Medieval Pastedowns & Flyleaves from UPenn & The Rosenbach Museum & Library.”

II: 4 February ~ Laura Aydelotte (CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow), The Provenance Online Project (POP) @Penn {POP @flickrPOP blog}

III: 22 April ~

IV: …


Fall Semester 2014

Meeting I: 10 September ~ Introductions & Alexander Devine, “Searching for the Manipulus florum in a medieval library catalog” (Mf. Ms: Penn Ms. Codex 1640 / Dover Priory’s 1389 library catalog: Bodleian Library, Ms. Bodley 920)

 II: 24 SeptemberAlan Niles, “Scottish Sonnets by Elizabeth Douglas and William Fowler at the Court of James VI.”

III: 8 OctoberAngela Cosey, “Deciphering French handwriting in a 17th Cent. Swiss book from The Cosey Collection”.

IV: 22 October ~ Daniel Davies, “How to Solve a problem Like an Unreadable Manuscript: Penn Ms. Codex 196” (Middle English & Latin Religious Poems: England, ca. 1400)

V: 12 November ~ Jessie Dummer: Discovering new hands in  Penn Ms. Codex 909Le Livre des Eneydes (a French translation of Virgil’s Aeneid: France, ca. 1450-1510) featuring a study of Lettre Batarde script.

Special EventThurs. 4 December, Noon-to-Midnight: The Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts

Transcribing the Renaissance“: A “transcribathon” in conjunction with

The Folger Shakespeare Library’s new EMMO  Project (Early Modern Manuscripts Online) (Cf. here)

VI: 10 December ~ Isabella Reinhardt, SIMS Fellow Project: On Penn Ms. LJS 225: Michael Zopello, Litterarum simulationis liber (Rome, 1455-8)


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