Lecture Series with the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

Lecture Series with the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

Lecture Series with the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

Winter/Spring 2018
Open Book Performance Hall
The Manuscript Meets the Printed Book Jan. 25; 7-9pm
The Manuscript Meets the Supernatural World Feb. 22; 7-9pm
The Manuscript Meets Modernism Mar. 22; 7-9pm
The Manuscript Meets the Byte Apr. 26; 7-9pm
The Manuscript Meets the Modern Scriptorium May. 24; 7-9pm
Free and open to the public

 

MCBA is honored to partner with the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) for a special series of lectures exploring the history of the book. All presentations take place in the Open Book Performance Hall from 7-9pm, and are followed by light refreshments.

 

The Manuscript Meets the Printed Book

The Manuscript Meets the Printed Book
Manuscripts and the Design of Earliest Printed Books in the 15th and 16th Centuries

with Matthew Heintzelman; Ph. D., HMML Curator
January 25; 7-9 pm

Matthew Heintzelman will discuss how manuscripts gradually assumed innovations in printed books into their own design. Manuscript books were fundamentally changed by the advent of printing and gradually began to emulate the layout of printed books.

Price: Free Event

Date: January 25, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Manuscript Meets the Supernatural World

The Manuscript Meets the Supernatural World
How Middle Eastern manuscripts functioned as talismans

with David Calabro; Ph. D., HMML Curator
February 22; 7-9 pm

Many Muslim and Eastern Christian manuscripts bear texts and images that are intended to combat evil influences from the supernatural world. In this presentation, David Calabro (Ph. D., HMML Curator) explores the development of these manuscripts up to the nineteenth century, with emphasis on their enduring place in Middle Eastern society.

Price: Free Event

Date: February 22, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Manuscript Meets Modernism

The Manuscript Meets Modernism
William Morris, Mid-Century Letterpress Printing and Me

with Rachel Melis; MFA, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Faculty
March 22; 7-9 pm

Artist Rachel Melis presents how she and other contemporary fine press printers have been influenced by Arts and Crafts printers who were in turn influenced by medieval book design.

Price: Free Event

Date: March 22, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Manuscript Meets the Byte

The Manuscript Meets the Byte
Why Manuscripts Matter in the Digital Age

with Father Columba Stewart; OSB, DPhil, HMML Executive Director
April 26; 7-9 pm

Father Columba Stewart focuses on how manuscripts have played a central role in transmitting knowledge and preserving cultural identity and their continued role in the future.

Price: Free Event

Date: April 26, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Manuscript Meets the Modern Scriptorium

The Manuscript Meets the Modern Scriptorium
The Saint John's Bible, a Modern Vision through Medieval Methods

with Tim Ternes; MA, HMML Director
May 24; 7-9 pm

Tim Ternes explores the Saint John's Bible in the tradition of giant medieval Bibles and looks at how ancient methodology places the bible in the context of the historical manuscript.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 24, 2018

Available Spaces: Unlimited

About HMML

 

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN is a global organization committed to advancing manuscript research and scholarly inquiry by digitally preserving, providing access to and interpreting manuscript collections from around the world. HMML prioritizes manuscripts afrom regions endangered by war, political instability, and other threats.

Learn more: www.hmml.org