Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library Webinar on Mar. 15

February 27, 2021

ANN ARBOR, MI – The Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: Cataloging, Teaching, and Research Webinar featuring several specialists takes place on Monday, March 15, 1 PM EST, via Zoom.

The event is the fourth session of the Virtual Encounters on Book History, a series organized by Pablo Alvarez of the University of Michigan and Benito Rial Costas of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. The fourth webinar is a celebration of two landmark publications based on the extensive collection of Greek manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann, Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Vol. 1, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2021; and Julia Miller, Tradition and Individuality: Bindings from the University of Michigan Greek Manuscript Collection, Ann Arbor, MI: The Legacy Press, 2021. The speakers will focus on various aspects of this important collection of manuscripts, presenting case studies that illustrate their historical, textual, and artistic relevance.


Francis Kelsey and the Collection of Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan presented by Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan).

Catalogue’s Goal, Structure, and Highlights presented by Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann (Independent Scholar).

 A Desert Father in Michigan: Isaac of Nineveh in Mich. Ms. 155 presented by Richard Janko with Lucca Green (University of Michigan).

Mich. Ms. 34 and Athens, Benaki 69 (Vitr. 34/4): Patrons, Scribes, Texts, and the Palaiologina Group presented by Kathleen Maxwell (Santa Clara University).

Selected Bindings from the U-M Greek Manuscript Collection Illustrating Traditional Structure and Decoration presented by Julia Miller (Independent Scholar).

Chair: Zachary Quint, Librarian for Classical Studies and Modern Greek at the University of Michigan.

Register online for the event: shorturl.at/pBOY5.


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