Teaching the Codex II was a special event in the 2017 programme of Merton’s History of the Book Group. In order to further discussion, the format of this colloquium varied from the 2016 format. Morning and afternoon sessions each consisted of two panels running concurrently on particular topics (1.5 hrs), followed by a plenary session (1 hr) in which the members of the two panels were asked to report and comment on the panel session to all of the delegates, and to facilitate further discussion. By dividing the delegates into smaller groups, more focused conversations were generated.
Every panel had four members, who each offered 10–15 minute presentations on the topic in question before the discussion was opened up to the delegates who had chosen to attend the particular panel. One of the panel members acted as a chair of the session, and co-ordinated their panel’s contribution to the plenary session.
Follow the links below for further information on the day:
1: Click here for the full timetable (also available in downloadable PDF format)
2: Continental and Anglophone approaches to teaching palaeography and codicology
3: Pedagogical approaches to musical manuscripts
4: Approaches to teaching art history and manuscript studies
5: Taking palaeography further: schools, outreach, and the general public
Closing remarks were given by Dr Teresa Webber, Reader in Palaeography, University of Cambridge.
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We are grateful for the support of Merton College’s History of the Book Group; Merton College’s Lancelyn Green Foundation Fund; Oxford Medieval Studies, sponsored by the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH); and the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature.