Session Title

What Can the Lilly Library Do for You? Current and Future Medieval Projects at the Lilly Library (A Panel Discussion)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Organizer Name

Emerson Storm Fillman Richards

Organizer Affiliation

Lilly Library, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Presider Name

Emerson Storm Fillman Richards

Paper Title 1

Lilly Library "Martinellus": Poole 27

Presenter 1 Name

Joseph Morgan

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Paper Title 2

Lilly Library MS Poole 22

Presenter 2 Name

Katie Lyn Peebles

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Marymount Univ.

Paper Title 3

A Testimonie of Antiquitie: The Birth of Anglo-Saxon Type Font in Early Modern England

Presenter 3 Name

Kristin Browning Leaman

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Lilly Library, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington/Purdue Univ.

Paper Title 4

What Can the Lilly Library Do for You? Current and Future Medieval Projects at the Lilly Library

Presenter 4 Name

Cherry Williams

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Lilly Library, Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Start Date

13-5-2016 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1155

Description

Indiana University’s rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library, the Lilly, houses an impressive selection of medieval texts. Christopher de Hamel’s Gilding the Lilly showcases one hundred sumptuously illuminated or famously scribed texts. However, this is a only a small fraction of the approximately 7 million manuscripts within the Lilly, only 20% of which have been catalogued in the Lilly’s Manuscript Index. An open-access library, this facility is an under-appreciated resource available to all of the medievalist community.

Though relatively under-used by outside scholars, unlike the Beinecke which has held the other half of the Lilly’s Ricketts manuscript collection since the 1970s, this library is frequently utilized asset to Indiana’s interdisciplinary medieval graduate students. This panel will showcase the Lilly’s holdings and scholarship benefitting from the Lilly’s collection. In addition to the Lilly-specific aspect of this panel, the panel functions on a universal level to demonstrate how scholars from many disciplines benefit from direct research from manuscripts, and to promote interdisciplinary discussions on manuscripts.

Emerson Storm Fillman Richards

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May 13th, 3:30 PM

What Can the Lilly Library Do for You? Current and Future Medieval Projects at the Lilly Library (A Panel Discussion)

Schneider 1155

Indiana University’s rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library, the Lilly, houses an impressive selection of medieval texts. Christopher de Hamel’s Gilding the Lilly showcases one hundred sumptuously illuminated or famously scribed texts. However, this is a only a small fraction of the approximately 7 million manuscripts within the Lilly, only 20% of which have been catalogued in the Lilly’s Manuscript Index. An open-access library, this facility is an under-appreciated resource available to all of the medievalist community.

Though relatively under-used by outside scholars, unlike the Beinecke which has held the other half of the Lilly’s Ricketts manuscript collection since the 1970s, this library is frequently utilized asset to Indiana’s interdisciplinary medieval graduate students. This panel will showcase the Lilly’s holdings and scholarship benefitting from the Lilly’s collection. In addition to the Lilly-specific aspect of this panel, the panel functions on a universal level to demonstrate how scholars from many disciplines benefit from direct research from manuscripts, and to promote interdisciplinary discussions on manuscripts.

Emerson Storm Fillman Richards