Ben Albritton of Stanford University Libraries and I are organizing two sessions on “Manuscripts in the Age of Print” for the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies.
The preservation and sharing of cultural heritages in digital form has brought renewed interest in manuscript studies and we would like to encourage conversations around manuscripts in the age of print. Until recently manuscripts and printed books have been considered products of different eras. Consequently, manuscripts bound with printed material traditionally have been studied separately, even when they are part of a single codex. The same held for early digitization efforts of manuscripts. The first of the two sessions welcomes proposals that examine the decision-making processes involved in producing codices composed of handwritten and printed components. The second session welcomes proposals that discuss how printed books impacted the production of handwritten books both materially and in terms of content; i.e., the introduction of new features such as title pages or the use of printed books as exemplars.
The deadline for submissions of proposals is September 15, 2021. Proposals should be submitted through the ICMS website at this link: https://icms.confex.com/icms/2022am/cfp.cgi. You will need to scroll down to the “Session Selection” section and click “Begin Submission” under “Manuscripts in the Age of Print I-II” in order to propose a paper for either of these sessions. I would like to remind you that you can only make one paper proposal for the ICMS and that the Congress will be held online between May 9 and May 14, 2022.
Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss your proposal or have problems with the submission system. We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr N. Kıvılcım Yavuz
Kenneth Spencer Research Library
University of Kansas
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Lawrence, KS 66045
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