Symposium, Wednesday May 9th, 2012
University of Chicago, Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637
Keynote: Lucy Freeman Sandler, Professor of Art History Emerita, New York University, “Outer Limits: Marginal Illustrations in Gothic Manuscripts”
Honoring the twentieth anniversary of Michael Camille’s Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art, the On the Edge symposium will accompany a special preview of the exhibit of the same name that pairs marginalia in illuminated manuscripts with photographs of life at the University of Chicago. Camille’s groundbreaking work brought light to the confluence of the serious and the playful, the sacred and the profane in medieval manuscripts and architecture. The serious and the playful also converge at the university. University life is defined not only by cutting edge research, but also by superstitions, protests, scavenger hunts, streakers in sneakers, social groups, and dance marathons. The papers at the On the Edge symposium explore the margins of medieval art and life. Lucy Freeman Sandler, Professor of Art History Emerita, New York University will give the keynote speech of symposium, “Outer Limits: Marginal Illustrations in Gothic Manuscripts.” Please contact kLwood@uchicago.edu for questions or comments.
Open to the public.
On the Edge exhibit will be on view from May 21 – August 10, 2012 at the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery. A select group of manuscripts will be on display during the symposium preview.