Upcoming Events

Manuscript Materiality Lab

Please join us for our annual Medieval Manuscripts Workshop, hosted in conjunction with the Medieval and Renaissance Center at NYU.

Friday, October 10

at 244 Greene Street

This year’s workshop will feature two hands on components, each consisting of a series of mini workshops or labs conducted at separate stations.

In one series, participants will learn three different tools for digitally analyzing manuscript corpora and texts.

In the other, participants will work with advanced graduate students of Paleography and Codicology as well as two conservators from the Columbia University Library conservators as the group engages in a collective making of a single manuscript.  Alexis Hagadorn and Vasare Rastonis will be helping participants learn how to quire, sew and bind materials as well as doing a book-binding demonstration.

The two different workshops will run in two groups concurrently for 90 minutes. After a brief break for refreshments, groups will switch workshops and learn the other technology.

Everyone will walk away having produced pages of a medieval-style codex and 

having created at least one digital visualization of a text or manuscript corpus of interest to him or herself.  The products of these endeavors will then be collected and curated during a break between the morning and afternoon sessions for a

Flash Exhibit at 4:00 pm 

Of all the digital and manual work done throughout the morning.

The Exhibit is to be followed by a guest lecture

at 5:30 pm

in 244 Greene Street

Alexandra Gillespie

‘plyght out of his book':

The Makeshift Materiality of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Seating in the morning sessions (the workshop and lab) is limited.  Please do RSVP to medieval.forum.nyu@gmail.com to reserve your seat as soon as may be. 

Due to the generous support of the NYU English Department, there will be no fee for materials for this year’s event. 

ManuscriptMaterialityLabFinalPoster

Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 17
Graduate Student Social: Welcome & Introduction
Josie Wood’s Pub, 11 Waverly Pl, 5-7pm

Wednesday, September 24
Reading Middle English Aloud
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm (readings & pizza provided)

Friday, October 10
4th Annual Medieval Manuscripts Workshop and Lab
Featuring Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto
Lecture on manuscript materiality.
All day event in 244 Greene St.
Registration required for morning workshop and lab.
Evening lecture is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 29
Reading Middle English Aloud
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm (readings & pizza provided)

Wednesday, November 19
Reading Early Middle English Aloud
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm (readings & pizza provided)

Tuesday, December 9
Guest Lecture by Arthur Bahr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lecture on MS Cotton Nero A.x (the Pearl MS)
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm
Reception to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.

Spring 2015

Wednesday, January 28
Graduate Student Social: Welcome Back!
Josie Wood’s Pub, 6-8pm

Wednesday, February 18
Reading Early Middle English Aloud
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm (readings & pizza provided)

Wednesday, March 25
Reading Old English Aloud + Old English Meter Workshop
Special Guest: Thomas Bredehoft
244 Greene St, Event Space, 12-2pm (readings & pizza provided)

ALSO on Wednesday, March 25
Guest Lecture by Thomas Bredehoft: “Textual Dimensions: Literary Uses of Linearity, Two-Dimensionality, and Three-Dimensionality”
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm
Reception to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.

April DATE TBA
Guest Lecture by Caroline Walker Bynum, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and Columbia University
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm
Reception to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 29
Reading Old English Aloud
244 Greene St, Event Space, 6-8pm (readings & pizza provided)

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