This virtual workshop explores typical problems and situations that engage the interest of medieval book historians. Through readings, discussion, and analysis of primary sources, participants will gain experience in a flexible, inventive methodology, and an understanding of how the study of surviving medieval books contributes to the study of medieval literary culture in general. Topics to be covered may include authorship, genre, discontinuous production, scribal individuality and community, textual transmission, the history of libraries, and book provenance.
This workshop will take place over two sessions on March 19 and March 26, 2021.
Learn more about the instructors: Ian Cornelius and Ralph Hanna.