In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies (SIMS) at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age.
Manuscript illumination has often been considered in relation to the texts it accompanies, but rarely in terms of its interplay with other artistic media. Historically, however, the technique was closely associated with other forms of artistic expression and served as a crucial point of contact and transfer for visual motifs across space and time. The goal of this year’s symposium is to examine cases of intermedial exchange through the lenses of technique, style, iconography, social context, and cultural geography, while also posing broader questions about the deep connections between the craft of illumination and other arts more widely. Of special interest will be insights gained from the technical examination of works in different media, new comparisons made possible by digital technology, and the discovery of linkages once obscured by strict historiographical divisions
Join us for a celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant food culture, with vendors, activities, and lectures happening throughout the day! We’ll get a taste of the history of chocolate, explore wild plants and native harvests, and translate historical recipes for the modern cook.
The day’s activities will be followed by a 21+ evening program where guests can learn about the roots of our city’s BYOB culture from historian Stephen Nepa while enjoying a drink of their own! BYOB; for guests 21 and over. Light fare included.
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Vendors, Activities, and Lectures (for all ages)
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. After-Hours BYOB (21+)
Join us for a webinar viewing event. We will be streaming the Documentary Heritage & Preservation Services for New York’s “Funding: Crafting a Successful Grant Narrative” webinar. With examples drawn from successes at museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, this webinar will explore the balance of meeting requirements while telling a compelling story. This event is free and open to the public.
MARCH is located on Rutgers-Camden campus, just two blocks from the City Hall stop of the PATCO High Speed Line and the Cooper Street stop of the NJTransit RiverLine. Limited metered street parking is available.