Performing and Presenting the Word: Medieval Bibles in Context


NEW YORK, April 10, 2007 Columbia's Interdepartmental Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries invite you to attend a one-day conference on the medieval bible, to be held on Friday, 27 April 2007.

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Organized in celebration of Columbia University's recent acquisition of an important thirteenth-century English bible, this conference will focus on biblical manuscripts and their production in the Middle Ages. Of interest to art historians, paleographers, and historians of the book, as well as all those with an interest in the text of the bible, the symposium is free and open to the public.

To attend, please respond to mh923@columbia.edu or 212-854-4768.

Morning Session: "The Bible in Use"
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA)
1865 Broadway (at 61st Street)
New York, NY 10023

Afternoon Session: "Thirteenth-Century Bibles: Texts and Contexts"
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Butler Library, Room 523
Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027

Speakers will include:
Richard Gyug, Fordham University
Diane Reilly, Indiana University
Emily Francomano, Georgetown University
Paul Saenger, Newberry Library
Laura Light, Independent Scholar

Reception follows in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Butler Library, 6th floor, east). To attend, please respond to mh923@columbia.edu or 212-854-4768.

The event is co-sponsored by Columbia's Interdepartmental Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Museum of Biblical Art, and the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries.

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