Late Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books: A Workshop
Drawing on the rich resources of Special Collections in the Newberry Library, this course investigated primary evidence revealing the conditions of making, illustrating, and reading books produced form circa 1350 to 1550. Its particular focus will be on centers of production in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. Topics of specific interest for the course included: the structure of the “atelier” or shop; the division or hierarchy of labor; the relationship between text and image; and the changing patterns of reading and looking.
Participants: David Areford, Northwestern University; Gabriel Ash, University of Notre Dame; Nan Foley, Loyola University Chicago; Eliza Garrison, Northwestern University; Christine Geisler, Northwestern University; Ann Meyer, University of Chicago; David Neville, Washington University of St. Louis; Christina Nielsen, University of Chicago; Susan Pezzino, University of Illinois at Chicago; Nina Rowe, Northwestern University; Thomas Swaner, Loyola University Chicago
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