Session Title

Finding the Medieval Library: Lambach Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, and Elsewhere

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale Univ.; Hill Museum&Manuscript Library (HMML)

Organizer Name

Matthew Z. Heintzelman

Organizer Affiliation

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Presider Name

Daniel Gullo

Presider Affiliation

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

Paper Title 1

The Institution Gathering Fragments: Yale and the Beinecke Expanding Collections

Presenter 1 Name

Raymond Clemens

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Paper Title 2

Lambach and Yale: A Case Study in Fragmentology

Presenter 2 Name

Lisa Fagin Davis

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Medieval Academy of America

Start Date

14-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1245

Description

This session is a co-operative effort to re-discover a medieval library that was dispersed in the 20th century. Combining collections at the Beinecke Library and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), the co-organizers will provide a forum for the study of the ancient library at the Benedictine monastery of Lambach (Austria). In the early 20th century, the monastery was forced to sell off many of its most precious medieval manuscripts. Also at that time, scores of binding fragments were removed from these and put on the market separately from the codices. A very large number of these fragments eventually came to the Beinecke Library at Yale University. In 1965, HMML microfilmed the remaining manuscripts at Lambach. This session seeks to create a discourse that brings these disparate collections back together.

Matthew Z. Heintzelman

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May 14th, 10:00 AM

Finding the Medieval Library: Lambach Manuscripts at the Beinecke Library, the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, and Elsewhere

Schneider 1245

This session is a co-operative effort to re-discover a medieval library that was dispersed in the 20th century. Combining collections at the Beinecke Library and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), the co-organizers will provide a forum for the study of the ancient library at the Benedictine monastery of Lambach (Austria). In the early 20th century, the monastery was forced to sell off many of its most precious medieval manuscripts. Also at that time, scores of binding fragments were removed from these and put on the market separately from the codices. A very large number of these fragments eventually came to the Beinecke Library at Yale University. In 1965, HMML microfilmed the remaining manuscripts at Lambach. This session seeks to create a discourse that brings these disparate collections back together.

Matthew Z. Heintzelman