[Humanist] 23.220 events: manuscript studies

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 220.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 16:43:29 +0100
        From: Dot Porter <dot.porter at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: Fwd: 2nd Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age
        In-Reply-To: <96f3df640908050837i12289802xa4b79661cd4baa9 at mail.gmail.com>

[apologies for cross posting]

I attended this last year and it was fabulous!



2nd Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in
the Digital Age

October 30-31, 2009
Lex scripta: The Manuscript as Witness to the History of Law

In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of
Philadelphia and the Biddle Law Library of the University of
Pennsylvania, Penn Libraries are pleased to announce the 2nd annual
Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital
Age. This year's symposium is dedicated to the history of handwritten
law and legal documents in Western Europe and the Middle East up to
the early modern period in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death
of Henry Charles Lea, whose library containing a significant
collection of works on ecclesiastical legal history was conveyed to
the University in 1926.

Nine speakers will present papers on various topics relating to the
history of handwritten law and legal documents. The symposium will
conclude with a panel of digital humanities scholars who will discuss
specific  projects and issues related to the digitization of legal
manuscripts and documents.

Participants include:

   * Jonathan E. Brockopp, Penn State University
   * Hugh Cayless, New York University
   * Simon Corcoran, Projet Volterra, University College London
   * Gero Dolezalek, University of Aberdeen
   * Abigail Firey, University of Kentucky
   * Jessica Goldberg, University of Pennsylvania
   * Kathleen E. Kennedy, Penn State University-Brandywine
   * Susan L'Engle, Vatican Film Library, St. Louis University
   * Kenneth Pennington, Catholic University
   * Edward Peters, University of Pennsylvania
   * Timothy Stinson, North Carolina State University
   * Georg Vogeler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
   * Anders Winroth, Yale University

The symposium will be held at the University of Pennsylvania and the
Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  For locations,
schedule, and program details:
Registration is $35 (Free to students with valid student ID).  To
register: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/lectures/ljs_symposium.html

Dot Porter (MA, MSLS)          Metadata Manager
Digital Humanities Observatory (RIA), Regus House, 28-32 Upper
Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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