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Celebrating the Burke Collection at Stanford Libraries - A Symposium

Sponsored by Stanford Text Technologies and Stanford Libraries


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
01:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Green Library, Bender Room (5th Floor)
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Stanford Text Technologies and the Stanford Libraries are pleased to host a public symposium exploring the magnificent art of manuscript illuminators, working in the context of liturgical choirbooks, from a variety of perspectives and featuring Stanford faculty, students, and curators.

Medieval manuscripts occupy a space at the intersection of history, art, music, and literary studies. These richly complex objects invite interdisciplinary and multi-faceted study and, for the last two years, Stanford scholars have been fortunate to have a world-class collection of Italian manuscript materials on deposit and available for research and teaching. The Burke Collection of Early Italian Miniatures brings together forty-one examples showcasing the splendour of manuscript painting in Italy from the 13th through the 15th centuries.

The symposium coincides with the opening of an exhibit in Green Library in the Munger Rotunda and Peterson Gallery: The Illuminated Page: Manuscripts from the Burke Collection, 1150-1550.

Symposium: 1:00 to 5:30 pm

All are welcome to join us!

After the symposium, there will be a reception and concert, Sounds of Renaissance Florence, by Professor Jesse Rodin, his students, and his ensemble Cut Circle, which will focus on the music from a choirbook from the parish at Santa Maria sopra Porta in Florence. (RSVP for the concert if you would like to attend)

Image: Cristoforo Cortese, Christ Enthroned with David Playing a Psaltery (detail). From the T. Robert & Katherine States Burke collection of late medieval and early Renaissance miniatures, 1175-1510. Courtesy Stanford Libraries.