Die ReferentInnen kommen aus den Feldern der Altertumswissenschaften und Archäologie, der Literaturwissenschaft, Geschichte, Kalligrafie,  Kunstgeschichte, Paläografie und Papyrologie. In den Beiträgen wird es um konkrete materielle Aspekte wie Schreibtechniken,  Handschriften und Schriftformen ebenso wie um den weiteren soziokulturellen Kontext und die Frage nach Literalität gehen.


Thursday 25 May from 11 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Sibson Building, Seminar Room 6, University of Kent)
Coffee and registration
Session: Economy of Manuscripts
Elizabeth Solopova:  ‘Pure in heart need no help from texts’: written medium in debates about translation of the Bible in English, c. 1400’
Alison Wiggins: Material meanings and Tudor bookkeeping: the case of the production and reception of Bess of Hardwick’s household financial accounts (c.1548-1608)​
Julia Crick: Calligraphy and cursivity in Insular writing before 1050.
Ryan Perry: Utility grade scripts and manuals of religious instruction
Lunch (Foyer of Sibson Building)
Session: Writing Equipment and Writing Practice
Peter Kruschwitz: Thinking about writing
Ellen Swift: Investigating the relationship between writing equipment and writing practice: book hands and Roman and late antique reed pens
Hella Eckardt: Writing in ink – the archaeology of Roman inkwells
Susan Moor:  Framing the page: measurement and freedom in medieval manuscripts
Ewan Clayton:  A craftsman’s perspective on scribal workplaces: ancient and modern (keynote)

Friday 26 May from 10 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (Woolf College, Seminar Room 6, University of Kent)
Session: Transmission of writing/circulation of texts
Daniel Smith, Unfolding action: letters as props in the early modern theatre

Matthew Nicholls: Libraries and writing in the Roman world
Simon Horobin:  „Go litel bok“: The manuscript circulation of Chaucer’s works
Lunch (Foyer of Woolf College)
Calligraphy Drop-in session:  Cherrell Avery
Calligraphy Workshop: Cherrell Avery (Uncial Script) / Cathedral Archive Tour  (Cathedral staff)