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November 15, 2018

  • The Schoenberg Institute Symposium, "lluminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message"

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 to Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Kislak Center, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street

    The Schoenberg Institute Symposium, "lluminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message"
    In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies (SIMS) at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.
    Manuscript illumination has often been considered in relation to the texts it accompanies, but rarely in terms of its interplay with other artistic media. Historically, however, the technique was closely associated with other forms of artistic expression and served as a crucial point of contact and transfer for visual motifs across space and time. The goal of this year’s symposium is to examine cases of intermedial exchange through the lenses of technique, style, iconography, social context, and cultural geography, while also posing broader questions about the deep connections between the craft of illumination and other arts more widely. Of special interest will be insights gained from the technical examination of works in different media, new comparisons made possible by digital technology, and the discovery of linkages once obscured by strict historiographical divisions.
    The program will begin Thursday evening at 5:00 pm on November 15, 2018, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library. The symposium will continue November 16th-17th at the Kislak Center of Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

  • Education and Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    PSC Conference Room, 5th Fl. McNeil Bldg.

  • Speaker Series: Jim Wood - Yale

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

     More information will be posted as it becomes available..

  • Elena Gracheva, Yale

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

    Molecular adaptations to unique lifestyle in mammalian hibernatorselena.gracheva at yale dot edu

  • COLLOQUIUM: Jon Hall, University of Otago, Topic: TBD

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

    402 Cohen Hall

    Description Forthcoming 

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