Colloque – Two Hundred Years of Italian Manuscripts in Oxford. Exploring the Canonici Collection

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries & Lincoln College 24-25 November 2017

Registration is open, please follow this link to register for the conference.

Please note, registration for either day of the conference, at half price, will be available; follow the same link for this registration.

This two-day conference is planned to celebrate the bicentenary of the arrival from Venice to the Bodleian Library of the Canonici collection of manuscripts (1817) and to stimulate interdisciplinary research. Papers and posters will offer the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics related to the Canonici manuscripts and will help in the identification of further research.

Convener: Irene Ceccherini

Scientific Committee: Irene Ceccherini, Cristina Dondi, Martin Kauffmann, Martin McLaughlin, Nigel Wilson

Conference fee: £50 / £35 students and unwaged; please note that registration for either day of the conference will be available at half price; please follow the same link for registration.

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Programme :

Friday 24 November 2017
Weston Library, Lecture Theatre

9.15am Registration

9.50am Richard Ovenden (Oxford), Opening remarks
10.00am Irene Ceccherini (Oxford), Three years with the Bodleian Canonici collection: current achievements and some future prospects
10.30am Coffee

Session 1. Provenance
Chair: Cristina Dondi (Oxford)

11.00am Dorit Raines (Venice), The Canonici ‘modus operandi’: acquiring rare manuscripts in 18th-century Venice
11.40am Laura Nuvoloni (Holkham Hall), Searching for Trevisan manuscripts: the Canonici and Holkham collections
12.20pm William Stoneman (Harvard), Canonici manuscripts outside the Bodleian Library
1pm Lunch

Session 2. Music, liturgy and the Bible
Chair: Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford)

2pm Margaret Bent (Oxford), Late-medieval music in the Canonici collection. This paper will be illustrated with live examples and followed by a short recital of music from MS. Canon. Misc. 213
3.10pm Laura Albiero (Paris), Hidden treasures in the Canonici Liturgici collection
3.50pm Greti Dinkova-Bruun (Toronto), The Canonici Biblici manuscripts: the expected and the unexpected
4.30pm Tea

Session 3. Greek and Hebrew manuscripts
Chairs: Nigel Wilson (Oxford) & César Merchan-Hamann (Oxford)

5.00am Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (London), The Greek translation of Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq’s (d. 873) Questions on medicine in MS. Canon. Gr. 1
5.40pm Rahel Fronda (Oxford), Lions of Judah in a late-13th-century micrographic Hebrew Bible, MS. Canon. Or. 137
6.20pm Closing remarks

6.30pm Reception at Lincoln College, Langford Room

Saturday 25 November 2017
Lincoln College, Oakeshott Room

9.20am Henry Woudhuysen (Oxford), Opening remarks

Session 4. French and medical manuscripts
Chair: Ian Maclean (Oxford)

9.30am Marco Veneziale (Liège/Zürich), The French medieval manuscripts of Matteo Luigi Canonici
10.10am Iolanda Ventura (Orléans), Reconstructing Paduan academic medicine and pharmacology between the 14th and 17th centuries: the role of the Canonici collection
10.50am Coffee / Posters

Session 5. Italian literature
Chair: Martin McLaughlin (Oxford)

11.30am Gennaro Ferrante (Naples), ‘ILLUMINATED DANTE PROJECT’: The illuminated Dante manuscripts of the Canonici collection
12.10pm Marcello Nobili (Rome), The textual transmission of a neglected witness for the Fortleben of the ‘Tre Corone’ in the 15th-century Romagna: the ‘Libellus de honore mulierum’ by Benedetto da Cesena in MS. Canon. Ital. 288
12.50pm Lunch

Session 6. Humanism: palaeography and manuscript illumination
Chairs: David Rundle (Oxford) & Martin Kauffmann (Oxford)

2.00pm Teresa De Robertis (Florence), Il contributo dei manoscritti Canonici alla storia della scrittura umanistica
2.40pm Ada Labriola (Florence), In the shadow of Lorenzo de’ Medici: Florentine illuminated manuscripts by Gherardo di Giovanni in the library of Matteo Luigi Canonici
3.20pm Tea / Posters

Session 7. Humanism: literature
Chair: Irene Ceccherini (Oxford)

4.00pm Outi Merisalo (Jyväskylä), The dissemination of Poggio Bracciolini’s works in the light of the Canonici manuscripts
4.40pm Angelo Piacentini (Milan), Three humanistic anthologies in the Canonici collection
5.20pm Final discussion and closing remarks

Source : The Bodleian Library

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