miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2012

AAH 39h Annual conference and bookfair.

Reading, University of Reading.
Call for papers (until 12.XI.2012) 
Session 7
Medieval remediations: aesthetic, ideology, and praxis.
Organized by S. Drimmer, British Library. 
In their book Remediation: Understanding New Media, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin define remediation as ‘the formal logic by which new media fashion prior media forms’. Far from a modern construct, however, the authors show that remediation has been an intermittent logic of artistic production from the Middle Ages to the present day. Remediation offers a particularly apt framework for thinking about artistic production in the Middle Ages, and one which eschews the dialectic between originality and reproduction that emerged in later periods. This session seeks papers that approach medieval art through the lens of remediation, as well as papers that pursue the avenues of inquiry opened up by conceptual intersections between pre- and post-print methodologies of visual expression. How did medieval artists invoke one medium while working in another? What were the motivations behind and the implications of hypermediacy, or, drawing attention to the medium itself? How did the structures or design of one medium come to be cited in another?

Potential topics to be explored include, but are not limited to, architectural reliquaries and canon tables, skeuomorphic objects, incunables that retain or allude to features of manuscripts, as well as wall paintings and sculpture that emulate textiles. Historians of medieval art have been at the forefront of deploying new technology in both research and the classroom. The aim of this session is to further this momentum by forging links between theories inspired by new media and the media of the medieval past.

Session 32
Museums & exhibitions session. Curating the book: exhibiting books, archives and manuscripts.
Organized by L.Bloom, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds;  B.Thomas, University of Kent.
This session explores issues of display and engagement with books, folios, sketchbooks, archives and manuscripts in a gallery and museum context.
Printed books, sketchbooks, folios of prints, archival materials and manuscripts are being included in gallery and museum displays with ever-greater frequency. Indeed, the contributions of the Tate Archive to gallery displays have been so popular that, in 2013, the Archives will gain its own dedicated display space for its materials. Parallel to this, there has been renewed interest in ‘the book’ and book design among contemporary artists; similar issues of display thus face contemporary art curators as well as historic art curators.
The display of such materials in a museum context can problematise theories of the autonomous art object. A challenge is posed to would-be-curators of the book and similar objects: how to provide access and engagement with these objects, intended for active – and often intimate-scale – viewing and handling, while at the same time preserving their oftentimes delicate condition in a traditional display context? Facsimiles and digitised versions of such material offer opportunities for more active engagement with these objects, if not with the ‘originals’, but what constitutes the ‘authenticity’ of these types of objects? Does the digitisation and reproduction of such objects for display purposes detract from the original objects, or can they enhance engagement with the originals themselves? Does the fact that these objects are even reproduced in other formats contribute to the ‘aura’ and profile of the original objects themselves?
The Museums & Exhibitions Group represents a wide range of practitioners, including art historians, curators and artists, and invites a similarly wide range of responses in considering the exhibition of these materials – from all eras and cultures – in the gallery/museum space.


lunes, 29 de octubre de 2012

2012 Panizzi Lectures 3: Acquiring Books.

When: Mon 29 Oct 2012, 18.15 - 19.30
Where: Conference Centre, British Library

How did women of all social classes get access to books as their owners and readers? This final lecture will examine a variety of means through which women could gain possession of books, including commissions of manuscripts, purchases, gifts and inheritance, and borrowing from other members of their communities.

Brian Richardson is Professor of Italian Language at the University of Leeds. His publications include Print Culture in Renaissance Italy: The Editor and the Vernacular Text, 1470-1600 (1994), Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy (1999), Manuscript Culture in Renaissance Italy (2009) and editions of 16th-century texts on Italian linguistics. He is currently leading a project on oral culture in relation to manuscript and print in early modern Italy. 


sábado, 27 de octubre de 2012

Accessing heritage research collections through digitization: models and use.

CERL Annual Seminar (British Library Conference Centre, London). 

CERL seeks to share resources and expertise between research libraries with a view to improving access to, as well as exploitation and preservation of the European printed heritage in the hand-press period (up to c. 1830). The organisation was formed in 1992 on the initiative of research libraries in many European countries and legally came into being in June 1994. 


10.00 - 10.15 
Opening & Welcome – Kristian Jensen (Head of Arts & Humanities, British Library, London)
– Ulf Göranson (Chair, Consortium of European Research Libraries).
10.15 - 10.40 
Planning digitisation projects – Aly Conteh (British Library, London).
10.40 - 11.05 
Licensing models – Rachel Marshall (British Library, London).
11.45 - 12.10 
Case study 1: Google Books – José Antonio Magán Wals (Complutense University, Madrid).
12.10 - 12.35 
Case study 2: Judaica Europeana – Rachel Heuberger (Goethe University Library, Frankfurt).
14.00 - 14.25 
Case study 3: Gallica – Eric Dussert (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris).
14.25 - 14.50 
Case study 4: Working with commercial partners – Marieke van Delft (National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague).
14.50 - 15.15 
Case study 5: JISC Historic Books and addressing the needs of researchers – Gabriel Egan (JISC Historic Books Advisory Board, UK).
16.00 - 16.30 
Panel discussion: Scholars discuss their experiences of working with digitisation products, and how features such as access, content selection, licensing restrictions, and product design impact on their research. Panel chair: Andrew Prescott (King’s College, London).
16.30 - 16.45 
Round up – Amanda Saville (Chair, CILIP Rare Books & Special Collections Group).
16.45 - 17.00 
Closing statement – Ulf Göranson (Chair, Consortium of European Research Libraries).


viernes, 26 de octubre de 2012

Falsifications and Authority in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

LECTIO, Leuven Centre for the study of the transmission of texts and ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Leuven, 6-7 December 2012
Location: The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe.


6 December 2012

09.45 JAN PAPY (Leuven). Welcome and Introduction.
10.15 JACQUELINE HYLKEMA (Leiden). The Forgery of Isaac Casaubon’s Name: Authority and The Originall of Idolatries.
10.45 Discussion
11.00 Break
11.30 KATIE EAST (London). The Fate of the Pridie: Tracing the Decline of Manuscript Authority.
12.00 JOAN CARBONELL MANILS & GERARD GONZÁLEZ GERMAIN (Barcelona). Causes, Opportunities and Methods in the Falsification of Roman Epigraphy in Renaissance Spain. The Case of the Tetrarchs’ Inscriptions.
14.00 ROBERT LEIGH (Exeter). Is On Theriac to Piso a Forgery?
14.30 CHRISTINA SAVINO (Berlin). Galen’s Commentary on Hippocrates’ De humoribus (1562-3): The Making of a Forgery.
16.00 MIRKO CANEVARO (Edinburgh/Mannheim). The documents in the Attic orators: early antiquarians and unintentional forgers.
16.30 LUIGI SILVANO (Roma). Four medieval forged orations of Aeschines, Demades and Demosthenes and their Renaissance afterlife.

Public keynote lecture
19.30 ANTHONY GRAFTON (Princeton University). Annius of Viterbo and the Jews.

7 December 2012
9.30 ANGELA ULACCO (Leuven). The creation of authority in Pseudo-Pythagorean texts and their reception in late ancient philosophy.
10.00 FELIX RACINE (St Andrews). Pseudo-Plutarch’s On Rivers and the school tradition.
11.30 FREDERIK KEYGNAERT (Leuven). The Records of the Council of Limoges (1031) by Ademar of Chabannes: Forgery at the Service of Episcopal Authority.
12.00 EARLE HAVENS (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore). Bibliotheca Fictiva: A Library of Forgeries from Antiquity to the Renaissance.
14.00 GEORGES DECLERCQ (Brussels). The Paschal Controversy and the Authority of the Church of Alexandria: Latin Pseudepigraphical Writings Attributed to Athanasius, Cyrillus and Other Patriarchs in the Early Medieval West.
14.30 CHRISTIAN MÜLLER (Erlangen-Nürnberg). Rufinus versus Jerome in the falsification affair.
15.00 LIEVE VAN HOOF (Göttingen). Who scores the own goal? The supposed correspondence between Basil and Libanius.

Organizing committee
Jan Papy (KU Leuven), Gerd Van Riel (KU Leuven), Sylvain Delcomminette (ULB), Kristoffel Demoen (U Gent), An Faems (KU Leuven), Erika Gielen (KU Leuven)
Scientific committee
Rita Beyers (UA), Kristoffel Demoen (U Gent), Sylvain Delcomminette (ULB), Anthony Grafton (Princeton University), Johan Leemans (KU Leuven), Brigitte Meijns (KU Leuven), Jan Opsomer (KU Leuven), Jos Verheyden (KU Leuven)
With the generous support of the Leuven International Doctoral School for the Humanities and Social Sciences, FWO-Vlaanderen, the International Programme of the HIW and the research committee of the Faculty of Arts (KU Leuven).

LECTIO round table ‘Scholars of the past - Editions of today’.

LECTIO, Leuven Centre for the study of the transmission of texts and ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Round tables "Laboratory for critical text editing".

19, November, 2012.

The role played by ancient, medieval and Renaissance scholarship in the process of canonization, preservation (or destruction) and transformation of our literary heritage cannot be overemphasized. But to what extent does it influence still our way of dealing with ancient and medieval texts? To what extent are the editors of today putting their feet into the footsteps of their remote predecessors (or climbing on their shoulders, as it has often been said)? Scholars of the past and those of today are working with drastically different tools, in different cultural environments, with different constraints, using different methods for different goals. And yet our scholarly work (editions, studies...) today still very much depends upon what Alexandrian philologists, medieval erudite monks, and Renaissance humanists have done.
  • Mariken Teeuwen (Huygens ING)
  • Pantelis Golitsis (Aristoteles-Archiv, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Toon Van Hal (KU Leuven)
  • Moderator: Russ Friedman (KU Leuven)

Source: DM