06. April 2017 – 07. April 2017

Manuscript After Print

The Influence of Print on Post-Gutenberg Manuscripts

Thirteen international speakers will analyse the simultaneity of the handwritten and printed media in post-medieval Iceland, Ireland and Great Britain. The aim of the conference is to analyse post-medieval manuscript culture systematically, to bring specialists from different fields who work on similar subject together, and to open up ways for future collaborations.

In this conference we will analyse three factors that were significant for the specific developments of print and manuscript culture: media, material aspects, and gender and social norms. Regarding media, speakers will analyse how oral, written and visual elements define the specific textuality of books and manuscripts, and what influence print had on post-medieval manuscripts. Concerning material, the introduction of paper to the Irish scribal market will be analysed. The third factor, social norms and gender, will focus on the possibilities of publication with regard to gender and literary genres, the implications of the chosen medium, and what types of texts were selected from print culture to reproduce in handwriting.

Conference attendance is free, however, please register to ensure we order enough conference folders and coffee.

The conference is organised by

Silvia Hufnagel, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and 
Nioclás Mac Cathmhaoil, Ulster University
with financial support from the project “Old and New”, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska Curie grant agreement No 65881

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