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"Intrepid Borders" Pre-Symposium for 2023 Spring Symposium

This exploratory event will launch our Spring Symposium with an afternoon of Lightning Talks about marginalia and borders in medieval books.

By Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

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Friday, March 24 · 11am - 2pm PDT



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This half-day virtual Pre-Symposium on "Intrepid Borders: Marginalia in Medieval and Early Modern Books" will lead to the full-day virtual Spring Symposium on the next day, as part of activities for our Theme for 2023, "Materials & Access".

Co-organized by Katharine Chandler, Jennifer Larson, and Jessica L. Savage, the Pre-Symposium features a set of sessions of brief "Lightning Talks", which emerge from a Call for Papers.

Papers might explore the interaction of readers with texts through annotations and glosses; investigate the many varied inscriptions and their purposeful inclusion in book borders; zero in on the iconographic programs and decorative surrounds in manuscripts, which contain compelling visual evidence ranging from the down-to-earth to the whimsical and fantastic.

Image: Walters Art Museum, MS 148, fol. 33v, bottom, via Creative Commons.

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