Sunday, September 13, 2009

Marco at Kalamazoo: Problems and Progress in Ongoing Manuscript Studies

Marco at Kalamazoo: Problems and Progress in Ongoing Manuscript Studies
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 13th-16th, 2010

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville is soliciting abstracts for a
session focused on manuscript study and featuring research in
progress. The session is to be held at the next International
Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo on May 13th-16th, 2010.

For the past several years the Marco Institute has offered a forum
for members of the scholarly community to converse informally about
research in progress on manuscripts; we would like to bring this
format to a wider audience at Kalamazoo. Our goal is for each
presenter to introduce a single, specific problem in their ongoing
manuscript studies, explain their goals and critical approach to the
problem, and then discuss them with one another and the audience. We
are specifically looking for papers showcasing ongoing research
rather than completed projects; the ultimate goal is to improve our
practices and enrich our understanding of manuscript studies by
exchanging ideas across disciplinary boundaries. We therefore
welcome submissions on any topic of paleography and codicology as
well as a broad range of research areas, languages, and time periods.

The goals of the session require some alteration of the customary
format. Each of the three selected presenters will give a fifteen
minute overview of their research in progress and then have a further
fifteen minutes of discussion time to maximize interaction with the
other panel members and the audience. Since presentation time is
compressed and we would like the audience to be informed as possible
on the projects, we would also make the text of each presentation and
other pertinent information available for reading on the Marco
website sometime before the Congress.

Applicants should send their submission forms and 300-word abstracts
detailing their proposals to the Marco Institute by September 15th;
full instructions can be found on the Congress website at

Paper or faxed submissions are welcome, but electronic submissions
by e-mail are preferred.

For electronic submissions or any other questions, please contact
Teresa Hooper at . Paper submissions should be
addressed to:

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