Session1633
TitleThe Pleasure of Discovery: Recent Research and New Perspectives on British Library Manuscripts, II
Date/TimeThursday 4 July 2013: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorThe British Library, London
 
OrganiserSarah J. Biggs
 
Moderator/ChairSarah J. Biggs
 
Paper 1633-a A Newly Discovered Manuscript by Ricardus Franciscus
(Language: English)
Sarah Peverley, School of English, University of Liverpool
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1633-b The Coronation Book of Charles V of France: A New Story
(Language: English)
Joanna Frońska, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes (IRHT), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1633-c Restoring Manuscripts for Pleasure, Not Profit: The Discovery of an 18th-Century Conservator
(Language: English)
Sonja Drimmer, Department of the History of Art & Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Index Terms: Art History - General; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
 
AbstractThe Manuscripts Reading Room in the British Library is often privileged to witness new discoveries and the birth of fresh perspectives on objects in our collections. The pleasure in the moment of discovery and the urge to shout 'Eureka!' is, however, often muted out of respect for fellow researchers. In the spirit of this conference theme, we are pleased to present papers that give full expression to the pleasures of discovery. These papers centre on recent research, new assessments, or (as yet) unpublished discoveries within the medieval manuscripts in the British Library's collections.