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Workshop: On Matter of Books and Records: Forms, Substance, Forgeries, and Meanings Beyond the Lines


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 23/11/2015

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Victoria & Albert Museum (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Alessandro Silvestri; Anna Gialdini; Maria Alessandra Chessa

INFO: web - a.silvestri@bbk.ac.uk - a.gialdini1@arts.ac.uk - maria.chessa@network.rca.ac.uk

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis/free/gratuito

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PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee

10.30-10.45 Filippo de Vivo and Marta Ajmar: Introduction

10.45 – 12.15 First Session Supports: Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper

Danae Bafa (UCL): From Boats to Book-rolls: Unfolding the Materiality of Papyrus in Graeco-Roman Egypt | Abstract Jessica Berenbeim (Magdalene College, University of Oxford): What Parchment is, and What it Means | Abstract Maria Alessandra Chessa (V&A Museum): From the Nature of Paper to Meaning and Function | Abstract

Discussion

12.15-13.30 Break

13.30 – 14.30 Second Session: Binding Books and Documents

Anna Gialdini (Ligatus, UAL) and Alessandro Silvestri (Birkbeck): Binding and Rebinding Records in Late Medieval Sicily. A Material Approach to Administrative History | Abstract Carlo Federici (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice): Bindings, Parchments and Papers. My Pathway to the Archaeology of the Book | Abstract

Discussion

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00 – 16.10 Third Session: Forgery in Books and Documents

Emily Taylor (British Museum): Book Forgeries: A Composite Fake and Egyptological Conundrum from the British Museum’s Collection | Abstract Alfred Hiatt (Queen Mary University of London): Forgery of Documents in the Late Middle Ages | Abstract

Discussion

16.10-16.30 Ian Sansom, University of Warwick: Closing remarks: The Paper Museum

17.00 Wine Reception

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