“Artists, Activists, and Manuscript Evidence”

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Research Group on Manuscript Evidence
contact email: 

“Artists, Activists, and Manuscript Evidence”

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Artists and Activists,” is sponsoring panels on manuscripts and printed books and the illuminators, scribes, editors, and other artists who created them and the scholars and readers who used them. The session invites all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical.

The conference will be held at Cincinnati, Ohio 09-12 November 2017. 

Possible foci include but are by no means limited to:

Scriveners, the Book Trade, and Early Modern Printed Editions
Textual Transmission and Reception: Inscribing Alterity and Change
On the Margins: Glosses, Illustrations, and Illuminations


Interested panelists should send brief abstracts of no more than 300 words to Dr. Justin Hastings at  jhastings@luc.edu by April 5th.