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MATERIA: New Approaches to Material Text in the Roman World

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Butler Library

Columbia University

535 West 114th Street

New York, NY 10027

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MATERIA is a day-long workshop presenting new research in the area of the ancient book in the Roman World, broadly concieved. This event brings together six speakers from across the country who work on different aspects of the intersection of classical text and material culture to present work in progress. Each speaker will have a significant block of time to present his/her findings, with ample time for questions and feedback from the audience and fellow panelists. Audience members are encouraged to come for the length of the day, throughout which refreshments will be provided.

This event is organized with generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Columbia University’s Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Fund.


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Wednesday, June 15

3:00-5:00 | Practical session (optional) - A presentation of Classics-related items from Columbia's Rare Books collections

Thursday, June 16

8:15-8:45 | Coffee

8:45-9:00 | Welcome - Joseph Howley (Columbia)

9:00-10:15 | Session 1 - Stephanie Frampton (MIT), "Classics and the Study of the Book"

10:15-11:30 | Session 2 - Francesca Martelli (UCLA), "Enclosing Cicero's ad Familiares: Reframing Space in the Letter-book"

11:30-11:45 | Coffee

11:45-1:00 | Session 3 - Ben Harnett (New York Times), “The Birth of the Codex, Revisited”

1:00-2:00 | Lunch

2:00-3:15 | Session 4 - John Schafer (Northwestern), “Authorial Pagination in Latin Poetry”

3:15-3:45 | Coffee

3:45-5:00 | Session 5 - David Ratzan (ISAW), “Power, Form, and Genre and the Acta Alexandrinorum

5:00-6:30 | A Response to Materia - Joseph Farrell (Penn)


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