Understanding Hybrid Books | Newberry

Understanding Hybrid Books

Woodcut image of a friar pasted onto a fifteenth-century manuscript (VAULT Case MS 61.5)

Friday, April 24, 2020

9:30-5

Newberry Library

Led by Walter Melion, Emory University; and Suzanne Karr Schmidt, The Newberry
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs

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.

Cost and Registration Information 

The application deadline is November 1, 2020. Enrollment is limited, by competitive application, with priority given to students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions. Consortium members may be eligible for consortium grants to cover travel and accommodation costs. Students should contact their institution’s consortium representative for more information.

To apply, complete the online application form.