Centre for Medieval Studies: From Fragment to Whole Conference 2021

16 September 2021, 11.00 AM - 17 September 2021, 8.00 PM

Online and at the School of Humanities, Bristol University

This hybrid online and in-person conference, hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies is devoted to the study of manuscript fragments, and what these fragments can tell us about lost books, medieval and post-medieval book history,and textual history. Research questions may include,but are not limited to:

  • What difference does the manuscript fragment make to the textual tradition of the text it contains?
  • What can manuscript fragments tell us about the lost literature of the Middle Ages and about changing tastes?
  • How can we use evidence from manuscript fragments to piece together the lost book from which it derives and what means do we have at our disposal to do so?
  • How should we catalogue and preserve manuscript fragments?
  • What do manuscript fragments tell us about the history of manuscript fragmentation and its agents (e.g. early printers, book collectors, auctioneers, book vandals)?

A volume of conference proceedings is anticipated.

For more information, visit the Centre for Medieval Studies events page.

Contact information

If you have any queries, please contact cms-publicity@bristol.ac.uk

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