Medieval Scholars at IPFW Invite Public to Consider 'Why Books Matter'

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from March 30, 2016 until March 31, 2016

Phone: 260-481-6555

Email: flemingd@ipfw.edu

Link: http://www.ipfw.edu

Event Description

March 23, 2016 Updated Mar 23, 2016 at 11:10 AM EDT

‘Why Books Matter’ and other topic will be explored as part of a two-day Medieval Books Symposium at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) on March 30 and 31. The symposium is sponsored in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography.

Last year Damian Fleming, associate professor of English and director of the Medieval Studies Program, received the prestigious award tied to his scholarly project “Hebrew Alphabets in Early Medieval Latin Manuscripts.” Fleming is organizing the conference as part of the Mellon Fellowship.

"Much of the research that my colleagues and I engage in is highly specialized; I am delighted by this opportunity to make it accessible to a wide audience, and to have one of the most significant scholars of medieval manuscripts visit our campus," said Fleming.

The two-day event will culminate in a keynote address by Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities and Professor of English at Stanford University. Treharne’s talk on “Why Books Matter” will take place Thursday, March 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. Light refreshments will be served before and after the presentation.

Additional symposium events include:

Wednesday, March 30
"Authors in the Margins of Manuscripts and Books"
Lindy Brady, University of Mississippi
Joshua Byron Smith, University of Arkansas
Liberal Arts Building, Room 35A
3–4:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 31
"Dreaming the Apocalypse in Late Medieval Books"
Boyda Johnstone, Fordham University
"Examining Medieval English Books of Medicine"
Jessica Henderson, University of Toronto
3–4:15 p.m.
Liberal Arts Building, Room 136

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