Cultural and Textual Exchanges: The Manuscript Across Premodern Eurasia (RBS-Mellon Symposium)

Date: 2 December 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Iowa Theater (166 IMU), University of Iowa
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and the University of Iowa

This symposium featured the following talks:

“From Bookroll to Codex” William Johnson (Classical Studies, Duke University)

“Beyond Scrolls and Codices: Manuscript Formats on the Eastern Silk Road” Susan Whitfield (International Dunhuang Project, British Library)

“Fatimid State Documents, Serial Recyclers and the Cairo Geniza” Marina Rustow (Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Princeton University) [Rescheduled for 27 April 2017]

“Papyrus as an Ancient Writing Material: Its Structure, Production and Classification” Myriam Krutzsch (Aegyptisches Museum, Berlin)

“The Dunhuang Diamond Sutra of AD 868: A Conservation Approach That Goes Back to the Original” Mark Barnard (Senior Conservator Emeritus, British Library)