IIluminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message

November 15th, 2018 - November 17th, 2018

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: Illuminations: Manuscripts Medium, Message.

Manuscript illumination has often been considered in relation to the texts it accompanies, but rarely in terms of its interplay with other artistic media. Historically, however, the technique was closely associated with other forms of artistic expression and served as a crucial point of contact and transfer for visual motifs across space and time. The goal of this year’s symposium is to examine cases of intermedial exchange through the lenses of technique, style, iconography, social context, and cultural geography, while also posing broader questions about the deep connections between the craft of illumination and other arts more widely. Of special interest will be insights gained from the technical examination of works in different media, new comparisons made possible by digital technology, and the discovery of linkages once obscured by strict historiographical divisions

The program will begin Thursday evening at 5:00 pm on November 15, 2018, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, with a

Thursday November 15, 5pm - Keynote lecture by Professor Susie Nash of the Courtauld Institute of Art

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Saturday and Sunday November 16-17 - Symposium

Kislak Center of Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6206

For more information on the program and to register, please go to http://www.library.upenn.edu/about/events/kislak/SIMS/ljs-symposium11

Event Details

Registration
$35
$10 for students with ID

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
United States
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