Medieval Manuscripts in Canada

Queenswood-Arbutus Room, Cadboro Commons

March 17, 2016 – March 18, 2016


Friday March 18, 2016
9 am - 6 pm
Queenswood-Arbutus Room, Cadboro Commons
McPherson Library-Mearns Centre for Learning
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada

Free and open to all.

This one-day symposium will bring together faculty, librarians, archivists, students and community members in order to discuss medieval manuscript collections in Canada including collecting practices and scholarship with these valuable and unique items.

Speakers include:

Dr. Erik Kwakkel, Keynote Speaker (Lieden University)

Dr. Leslie Barnes (University of Toronto)
Dr. Siobhain Bly Calkin (Carleton University)
Dr. P.J. Carefoote (University of Toronto)
Dr. Sian Echard (UBC)
Dr. Faith Wallis (McGill University)
Dr. David Watt (University of Manitoba)

A full program is available below, along with a link to registration.


"Why Study The Medieval Book?" with Dr. Erik Kwakkel

Thursday March 17
2 pm
Room 210, McPherson Library-Mearns Centre for Learning

This workshop focuses on the medieval manuscript as a physical object. It aims to show how its material features are important for researchers that are not primarily interested in the manuscript itself. How may students and faculty in English, French, History and other disciplines benefit from the manuscript beyond the text it holds? What can we get out of the object by reading its physical format? To address these questions, the workshop will present 'real-world' case studies and also show examples from the collections of the University of Victoria.

Space is limited.

Conference Information