On Thursday 2 June, the Library will be providing the venue for a conference organised by Dr Anke Bernau and Dr James Paz.
This one-day conference will consider different ways in which the term ‘craft’ helps us to think through and articulate our approach to the medieval and early modern sources (in a range of media) that we work with. These, in turn, help us to think about the diverse possible manifestations and significations of the term ‘craft’ in premodern culture.
Catherine E. Karkov (Leeds): ‘The Craft of Concealment’
Sarah Salih (King’s College, London): ‘Wondrous Pagan Crafts’
Speakers (University of Manchester):
Anke Bernau: ‘The Artificial Curiosity of Craft’
Catherine Casson: ‘Crafting Reputation: Strategies for Economic Success in English Medieval Towns’
Irene O’Daly: ‘Crafting Prayer: Rylands Latin MS 18 (Arbor Caritatis et Misericordiae) and the Art of Salvation’
James Paz: ‘The Craft of Wayland the Smith: Technology and Magic, Artifice and Deception’
Elaine Tierney: ‘Crafting the Ephemeral City: Sheds in Early Modern London’
Registration will open March 2016 and close May 7th 2016.
The programme will run between 10am-5pm.
Cost for the day:
- Including lunch: £15 / £10 concessions
- Excluding lunch: £10 / £5 concessions