The 10 Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop is this weekend, Friday and Saturday, and the University of Tennessee International House. This year, we’re welcoming 11 wonderful scholars to discuss their research in 75-minute sessions. Each presentation is designed to not only introduce a fascinating element of archival and manuscript-based research, but also invite discussion and collaboration from the Marco community on the topic.
This years theme, Mind the Gaps, explores the problems that we encounter with manuscripts that are less than pristine. Time is often not kind to the material reality of the manuscripts we study, but it can be valuable to engage with the gaps themselves to see what they can tell us. Rather than working around water damage, rebindings, palimpsests, fragmentary texts, or intentional erasures, what can we learn from the stories these events tell us about the manuscripts themselves? We’re excited to see how our presenters address the possibilities offered by this larger theme and we’re especially excited to see the discussions that follow.
The workshop is open at no cost to scholars and students who do not wish to present their own work but are interested in sharing a lively weekend of discussion and ideas about manuscript studies. Each session will be held in the Great Room of the International House at the University of Tennessee. Please visit the Marco website for more information on the workshop.
We’re pleased to announce the following presenters:
- Anna Dysert (McGill University) “The Manuscripts of Isaac Israeli’s Diets in the Context of 12th Century Medicine.”
- Sarah Noonan (Lindenwood University) “The Book in Parts: Selective Reading Practices in Late Medieval England”
- Jennifer Anh-Thur Tran Smith (Pepperdine University) “Editing Reginald Pecock’s Book of Faith“
- Britt Mize (Texas A&M University) “Scribe C and the Life of the N-Town Plays”
- Karen Cook (University of Hartford) “An Unknown Theorist and his Fragmentary Treatise: Making Sense of Johannes Pipudi and De are cantus”
- Brandon Hawk (University of Tennessee – Knoxville) “Compiling Biblical Exegesis: Arras, Bibliotheque Municipale 764”
- Pamela Hammons (University of Miami) “Temporal, Formal, Material, and Aesthetic Gaps: Modernizing and Early Modern Widow’s Manuscript Verse”
- Alison Walker (Saint Louis University) “Reading like a Girl: Lydgate’s Life of Our Lady and National Library of Wales, MS 21242C”
We are also announcing a brown bag lunch roundtable with brief presentations by students in manuscript studies at The Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.
- William Johnson (Ohio State University) “OSU MS Mr.16, Spanish Cosmography from 1599”
- Anne Malcolm (Ohio State University) “An Italian Liturgical Palimpsest in OSU’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library”
- Max Stevenson (Ohio State University) “Fragmentation and Interpretation in OSU MS.MR.38”