Session Title

Utilitarian Texts: Authors, Makers, Users

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Early Book Society

Organizer Name

Martha W. Driver

Organizer Affiliation

Pace Univ.

Presider Name

Sarah Noonan

Presider Affiliation

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame

Paper Title 1

Probatum Est: Reader Marks and the Development of Scribal Practice

Presenter 1 Name

Melissa Reynolds

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Rutgers Univ.

Paper Title 2

Don’t Judge a Book by Its (Lack of) Marginalia: What Unadorned Texts Teach Us about Women's Reading

Presenter 2 Name

S. C. Kaplan

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Rice Univ.

Paper Title 3

Medicines, Drinks, and Knowing Disease: A Newly Discovered English Veterinary/Medical Manuscript

Presenter 3 Name

M. Teresa Tavormina

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Michigan State Univ.

Start Date

10-5-2019 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 205

Description

Papers will address the publication, readership and uses of late medieval manuals and how-to books, including a newly discovered veterinary MS, readers' annotations in practical handbooks (ranging from women and children to clergymen and bureaucrats to merchants, artisans, physicians and farmers), and women's collections of utilitarian texts in the Middle Ages. Martha W. Driver

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May 10th, 10:00 AM

Utilitarian Texts: Authors, Makers, Users

Bernhard 205

Papers will address the publication, readership and uses of late medieval manuals and how-to books, including a newly discovered veterinary MS, readers' annotations in practical handbooks (ranging from women and children to clergymen and bureaucrats to merchants, artisans, physicians and farmers), and women's collections of utilitarian texts in the Middle Ages. Martha W. Driver