Mediaevalia at the Lilly Library

The series Mediaevalia at the Lilly Library (directed by Cherry Williams, curator of manuscripts at the Lilly, and Professor Hildegard E. Keller, Department for Germanic Studies) aims to both better exploit and publicize the collection by bringing in established scholars and experts for a lecture and a workshop with hands-on-approach for students and faculty. The series is sponsored by the Medieval Studies Institute and the Lilly Library.


The speaker for this year's Mediaevalia at the Lilly Library is Dr. Roger S. Wieck, Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at The Morgan Library & Museum.

Friday, February 8, Lilly Library at Indiana University

  • Workshop: Slocum Room, 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. (followed by a lunch with the students)
  • Public lecture: Books of Hours. A Medieval Bestseller. Slocum Room, 5:00 P.M. (with reception).


The speaker for this year's Mediaevalia at the Lilly is Patricia Lovett, Hernewood Studio Calligraphy. 

Thursday, November 13th, 2011, Lilly Library: She will conduct two workshops, the one on how manuscripts were made demonstrating materials and techniques, the second one on a selection of the holdings of the Lilly (among them a precious calligrapher's modelbook from the 15th century) from a practitioner's point of view.

  • Workshop 1 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.     
  • Workshop 2 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. (with a tour through the exhibit of students' projects)

Friday, November 4, 2011: Public lecture: Gold on Parchment - How Medieval Manuscripts Are Made. Lilly Library, 5:00 P.M. (with reception).


The speaker for this year's Mediaevalia at the Lilly will be Dr. Falk Eisermann, director of the Union Catalogue of Incunabula (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke) at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

Monday, April 26th, 2010, Lilly Library: Dr. Eisermann will conduct two mini-workshops on how to describe incunables in the Internet Age and on how to work with scholarly research facilities for 15th-century printing available on the internet.

  • Workshop 1 (in English) 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
  • Workshop 2 (in German) 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010: Dr. Falk Eisermann will give a public lecture. His topic will be: Secrets of Success: Printers, Patrons, and Audiences in 15th Century Leipzig. Lilly Library, 5:00 P.M. (with reception).

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