In addition to teaching methods of reading and transcribing Latin and vernacular documents of Italian origin, Professor Billanovich provided an introductory bibliographical orientations to the collections housed in major Italian libraries and archives. Formal lectures on the organization of primary source collections were interspersed with practice transcriptsions from photographic reproductions. Supplementing the classroom work were individual tutorials on transcribing and editing materials connected with each student’s research project and lectures by visiting scholars.
Learn more about the seminar director: Giuseppe Billanovich, Catholic University in Milan
April 17: Antonio da Legnao and the Codex Optimus of Seneca’s Tragedies
Alexander MacGregor, University of Illinois at Chicago
May 6: Manuscript and Print in the Fifteenth Century
Richard Rouse, University of California, Los Angeles (now emeritus)
May 15: Nugae palaeographicae: An Investigation into Paleographical Trifles
W. Braxton Ross, University of Chicago
May 22: Problems in Editing Patristic Texts
James W. Halporn, Indiana University
May 29: The Cataloging of Manuscript Books
Paul Saenger, Northwestern University and the Newberry Library
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