Tuesday, February 21, 2012

University of Tennessee hosts Symposium on Reading, Writing in Pre-modern World

What did it mean to read or write a book in the Middle Ages or the Renaissance? This question is at the heart of “Grounding the Book: Readers, Writers, and Places in the Pre-Modern World,” a symposium to be hosted on March 1 to 3 by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The keynote address and all lectures are free and open to the public. The symposium will be held in the Hodges Library auditorium. Parking is available at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center parking garage.

Now in its tenth year, the symposium will feature a stellar line-up of specialists in the interdisciplinary field of book history who will explore the complex interaction between pre-modern writers and readers, their books, and the places—libraries, museums, monasteries, university classrooms, the courts of patrons—where they used them.

Click here to read this article from Medievalists.net