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Remaking the Book
June 13 and 14, 2005 University of Saskatchewan

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Scattered Leaves Exhibit and Lectures

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Remaking the Book will gather representatives from institutions in Canada and the United States who hold collections of medieval manuscripts compiled by Otto F. Ege. We will discuss how to create an “Otto Ege Medieval Manuscript Database” whose purpose will be to digitally reconstruct some of the books from which the pages were originally cut, including the valuable “Beauvais Missal” of northern France from the late 13th century. Scholars with expertise in fundamental aspects of the Ege manuscripts will speak about manuscript production and circulation, and about the process by which Otto Ege collected, disassembled and sold the leaves. Concurrent with the Symposium is Scattered Leaves, a public exhibit of the University of Saskatchewan’s Ege manuscripts at the University’s Gordon Snelgrove Gallery from June 7-23 and a public lecture on the manuscripts and their collector by Dr. Barbara Shailor, former Director of Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, on the evening of June 13th.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada