Event—Center for Renaissance Studies

Postponed - Understanding Hybrid Books


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been postponed indefinitely.

In conjunction with Professor Walter Melion’s lecture at the Newberry, "Meditating the Unbearable in a Customized Fifteenth-Century Prayerbook," and a conference at Emory University, this workshop will explore the phenomenon of hybrid and composite books in the medieval and early modern periods. Through readings, discussions, and a collection presentation, participants will gain a clearer understanding of how premodern books were “permeable” rather than “fixed” objects for premodern users, and an appreciation for how the concept of hybridity can open up new perspectives, questions, and insights for any study of premodern culture.

Learn more about the instructors: Walter Melion, Emory University and Suzanne Karr Schmidt, The Newberry.