The first Manuscript Collaboration Colloquium took place in June 2015.
This half-day colloquium considered the practicalities and working methods of book artisans who produced medieval books collaboratively. Covering a range of periods and disciplines, speakers explored the practicalities, purpose and thought processes behind this particular working method, by approaching collaboration from palaeographical, codicological and art historical angles.
Organising committee: Sarah Laseke (Leiden), Eleanor Giraud (Oxford), Jaakko Tahkokallio (KCL)
14:00-14:15 Jaakko Tahkokallio (KCL) ‘Scribal collaboration – the rule or exception? A quantitative overview of some contexts of book production’
14:15-14:30 Sarah Laseke (Leiden) ‘Fifteenth Century Scribal Collaboration in Middle English Manuscripts: A Quantitative Approach’
14:30-14:45 Manuel Munoz Garcia (KCL) ‘The Workshop of Matthew Paris (c.1200-1259): the Challenges of researching a Scribal Collaboration’
14:45-15:00 Frieda van der Heijden (Royal Holloway) ‘Filling in the blanks: A discussion about unfinished manuscripts and what they tell us about book production’
15:00-15:15 Holly James-Maddocks (York) ‘The Illuminators of the Hooked-g’ Group of Middle English Literature: Questions of Origin, Chronology, and Collaborative Practice’
15:30-16:00 Tea & Coffee
16:00-16:15 Henrike Laehnemann (Oxford) ‘Collaborative Nuns: Devotional Text Production in Late Medieval Northern Germany’
16:15-16:30 Helen Marshall (Oxford) ‘Collaboration in Lichfield: The Case of The Prick of Conscience‘
16:30-16:45 Leonor Zozaya (Coimbra) ‘Early Modern Collaboration Amongst Town Council Scriveners’
16:45-17:00 Julia Crick & Fran Alvarez (KCL) ‘Scribal collaboration in the Exon Domesday: an administrative model and its palaeographical corollary’
17:15 Closing remarks & discussion