IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1308: Cross-Cultural Studies of the Book in the Global Middle Ages, II: Keeping, Using, and Destroying Books

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham / Program in Medieval Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Organisers:Arezou Azad, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
William Purkis, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Wendy Scase, Department of English, University of Birmingham
Paper 1308-aSt Margaret of Scotland's Gospel Book
(Language: English)
Claire Harrill, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Claire Harrill, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1308-bRethinking the Courtly Scenes in the Macclesfield Psalter
(Language: English)
Paula Carns, Literature & Languages Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Paula Carns, Literature & Languages Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sexuality
Paper 1308-cPostmedieval Responses to 15th-Century Medica
(Language: English)
Rebeca Cubas-Peña, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Rebeca Cubas-Peña, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medicine, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This strand of two sessions will compare and contrast studies of the book across cultures in the global Middle Ages. The second session, ‘Keeping, Using and Destroying Books’, will consider how books were valued, preserved, physically handled, acquired and disposed of. The session will consider modes and marks of ownership and use, the relationships between text and image, and the post-medieval reception of medieval manuscripts. The three speakers will also reflect critically on the methods and evidence for research of these topics.