Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: Cataloging, Teaching, and Research

We are very pleased to invite you all to the fourth session of the Virtual Encounters on Book History, a series organized by Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan) and Benito Rial Costas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). Our 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. Our speakers will focus on various aspects of this important collection of manuscripts, presenting case studies that illustrate their historical, textual, and artistic relevance.

Date: 15 March 2021, 1:00 pm EST (Ann Arbor); 6:00 pm CET (Madrid)

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

Catalogue’s Goal, Structure, and Highlights
Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann (Independent Scholar)
A Desert Father in Michigan: Isaac of Nineveh in Mich. Ms. 155
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
Kathleen Maxwell (Santa Clara University)
Selected Bindings from the U-M Greek Manuscript Collection Illustrating Traditional Structure and Decoration
Julia Miller (Independent Scholar)

Chair: Zachary Quint (University of Michigan)

NB: The session will be recorded and posted online