This week, from November 17 – 19th, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS) is hosting its 14th annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age. This year’s topic is the “paradox of loss”. Friday is particularly relevant to the MML, as the symposium will host a “Reflection on Loss, Trauma, and Conflict”, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., November 19th. During this time Heghnar Watenpaugh, from the University of California, Davis, will host a talk titled “Survivor Objects: How the Destruction of Art Shapes the History of Art”; Nicholas Herman, of the SIMS at Penn Libraries, will moderate. Ellen Treharne, Stanford University, will follow by giving the keynote address at 2:00 p.m. on the 19th, titled “The Senses and Seduction of Loss”, and moderated by the University of Pennsylvania’s Matthew Aiello. What an intriguing event!
Make sure to register before 10:00 a.m. of the day you wish to (virtually) attend; registration is cut off after this time.
If you can’t make the symposium itself, don’t fret! Nine speakers have posted brief, pre-recorded “Lightning Round Videos”, available on the website and via Youtube.
Penn Libraries’ website description: https://www.library.upenn.edu/about/exhibits-events/ljs_symposium14.
Symposium registration link: https://libcal.library.upenn.edu/calendar/kislak/ljs_symposium14_day.
Lightning Round Videos, Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8e3GREu0zuAok9pFcgFSDTFqzLc5uRbh.