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 January ~ Alexander Devine, “Deciphering Scripts, Dating Materials & Identifying Texts: Premodern Sleuthing in Medieval Pastedowns & Flyleaves from UPenn & The Rosenbach Museum & Library.”
III: 22 April ~
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 September ~ Alan Niles, “Scottish Sonnets by Elizabeth Douglas and William Fowler at the Court of James VI.”
III: 8 October ~ Angela 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 909, Le Livre des Eneydes (a French translation of Virgil’s Aeneid: France, ca. 1450-1510) featuring a study of Lettre Batarde script.
¶ Special Event: Thurs. 4 December, Noon-to-Midnight: The Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts
“Transcribing the Renaissance“: A “transcribathon” in conjunction with
VI: 10 December ~ Isabella Reinhardt, SIMS Fellow Project: On Penn Ms. LJS 225: Michael Zopello, Litterarum simulationis liber (Rome, 1455-8)