As we Zoom into the year 2022, it’s terrific to know that many scholarly institutions are maintaining a program of talks that will be of great interest to Ricardians and medievalists alike. Here are two very intriguing talks that are available to on-line audiences, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Schoenberg Institute. They involve the study of pre-modern books and manuscripts. The first talk involves a genealogy called the Canterbury Roll that was originally created for the Lancastrian king Henry VI, but was later substantially revised to suit Edward IV’s Yorkist claim to the throne. It shows how genealogies were widely used as propaganda during the Wars of the Roses. The second talk is about how scribes worked with manuscripts in Late Medieval England.
March 18, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
Wars in the Workshop: Digitizing Manuscript Rolls
For more information and to register for the Zoom link, go to Wars in the Workshop: Digitizing Manuscript Rolls | Penn Libraries (upenn.edu)
Natasha Hodgson, Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Nottingham Trent University
Friday, April 29, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 pm EDT
Beyond the Page: Immaterial Texts in Late Medieval England
Daniel Wakelin, University of Oxford
For more information and to register for the Zoom link, go to Beyond the Page: Immaterial Texts in Late Medieval England | Penn Libraries (upenn.edu)
For more information about the Canterbury Roll and its provenance during the Wars of the Roses, go to https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/canterburyroll/
The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Online Lecture Series presents regularly scheduled lectures related to the study of premodern manuscript books and global manuscript culture by scholars at all levels from the University of Pennsylania and around the world. Started in 2021 as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, the series offers a virtual space for students, scholars, and citizen scholars to come together to hear about and discuss the latest research in manuscript studies.