Monday, August 10, 2009

AWRENCE J. SCHOENBERG SYMPOSIUM ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE

2nd ANNUAL
LAWRENCE J. SCHOENBERG SYMPOSIUM ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE

OCTOBER
30-31, 2009



Lex scripta:
The Manuscript as Witness to the History of Law



In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free
Library of Philadelphia and the Biddle Law Library of the University of
Pennsylvania, Penn Libraries are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual
Lawrence J.
Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age. The
symposium brings together scholars
from around the world and across disciplines to present research
related to the
study of manuscript books and documents produced before the age of
printing and
to discuss the role of digital technologies in advancing manuscript research.
Whether relying on traditional methods of scholarship or exploring the
potential of new technologies, the research presented here will highlight the
value of the manuscript book or document in understanding our intellectual
heritage. This year's symposium is dedicated to the history of
handwritten law and legal documents in Western Europe and the Middle
East up to
the early modern period in honor of the 100th anniversary of the
death of Henry
Charles Lea, whose library containing a significant collection of works on
ecclesiastical legal history was conveyed to the University in 1926.



Nine speakers will present papers on various topics relating
to the history of handwritten law and legal documents. The symposium will
conclude with a panel of digital humanities scholars who will discuss
specific projects and issues related to the digitization of legal
manuscripts and documents.



The symposium will be held in Philadelphia at the University
of Pennsylvania and the Central Branch of the Free Library of
Philadelphia. For
more information, program details, and registration, go to:
http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/ljs_symposium2.html.



Participants include:

Jonathan
E. Brockopp, Penn State UniversityHugh
Cayless, New York UniversitySimon Corcoran, Projet
Volterra, University College LondonGero Dolezalek, University of
AberdeenAbigail Firey, University of
KentuckyJessica Goldberg, University of
PennsylvaniaKathleen E. Kennedy, Penn State
University-BrandywineSusan L'Engle, Vatican Film
Library, St. Louis UniversityKenneth Pennington, Catholic
UniversityEdward Peters, University of
PennsylvaniaTimothy Stinson, North Carolina
State University Georg Vogeler,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit├Ąt, MunichAnders
Winroth, Yale University

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