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Manuscript Fragmentation Across Cultures

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Friday, September 09, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lisa Davis, Christopher Nugent, Akiko Walley

Please join us for our afternoon Roundtable Discussion featuring Dr. Lisa Davis (Medieval Academy of America), Dr. Christopher Nugent (Williams College), and Dr. Akiko Walley (University of Oregon).

This roundtable will consider how manuscript fragments inform our collective understanding of the social and cultural attitudes toward the formation-and deformantion-of written texts as objects within culture-specific markets, asking: Can we equally apply the term 'fragment' in every context? What codicological or palaeographical aspects of Chinese or Japanese 'fragments' distinguish them from their European counterparts? What broad conclusions can we draw from these comparisons?


Contact: Eli Meyerhoff