Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

Calligraphy Books in the Early Modern World

An interdisciplinary roundtable exploring the role of calligraphy books in early modern culture.

David Roelands (b. 1572) ’t Magazin, oft, Pac-huys der Loffelycker Penn-const (The Store Room or Ware House of the Praiseworthy Art of the Pen) [Netherlands]: Engraved by and Printed for the Author, 1616. Call number: Wing folio ZW 646 .R622

In conjunction with Curator Jill Gage’s fall exhibition A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print, this interdisciplinary roundtable will explore the role of early modern calligraphy books through the lenses of the study of paleography, rhetoric, and art production in the early modern world from England to the Continent to the Americas.


Jill Gage, Newberry Library

Aaron Hyman, Johns Hopkins University

Daniela D'Eugenio, University of Arkansas

Lia Markey, Newberry Library, moderator

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