IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1633: The Pleasure of Discovery: Recent Research and New Perspectives on British Library Manuscripts, II

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:The British Library, London
Organiser:Sarah J. Biggs, British Library, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Sarah J. Biggs, British Library, London / Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 1633-aA Newly Discovered Manuscript by Ricardus Franciscus
(Language: English)
Sarah Peverley, School of English, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1633-bThe Coronation Book of Charles V of France: A New Story
(Language: English)
Joanna FroĊ„ska, British Library, London
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1633-cRestoring Manuscripts for Pleasure, Not Profit: The Discovery of an 18th-Century Conservator
(Language: English)
Sonja Drimmer, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

The Manuscripts Reading Room in the British Library is often privileged to witness new discoveries and the birth of fresh perspectives on objects in our collections. The pleasure in the moment of discovery and the urge to shout ‘Eureka!’ is, however, often muted out of respect for fellow researchers. In the spirit of this conference theme, we are pleased to present papers that give full expression to the pleasures of discovery. These papers centre on recent research, new assessments, or (as yet) unpublished discoveries within the medieval manuscripts in the British Library’s collections.