Event: 4th Annual Seminar on “Understanding the Medieval Book”, University of South Carolina

 Deadline: 15 January 2014

The University of South Carolina invites participants to its 4th annual seminar, “Understanding the Medieval Book,” which will be held at the Hollings Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, from 7-9 April 2014. This two-day hands-on seminar explores medieval books (e.g., Books of Hours, bibles, breviaries, etc.) under the direction of a specialist. Participants will use the university’s collection of 130 medieval manuscripts and fragments.

 The 2014 specialist will be Dr Timothy Graham, Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of New Mexico. Dr Graham is holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil from the Warburg Institute, University of London. He teaches courses and seminars on medieval history, paleography, manuscript culture, and Anglo-Saxon studies. A recognized authority on medieval manuscripts, their production and use, his best-known book is Introduction to Manuscript Studies, which has become the leading international textbook on the subject of manuscripts and manuscript culture.

This seminar is free but limited to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, information and a brief application can be found at this link:

http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/files/Understanding_the_Medieval_Book_Graham.pdf

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