Written transmission relies on the fact of ‘publication’, the step between the authorial process and reception. The papers in this colloquium ask what it meant for medieval and renaissance authors and their associates to publish. The contexts under scrutiny range from England to Italy, from hagiography to medicine, and from Carolingian monasteries to renaissance libraries.
10:30–11:45 Welcome and Session I
- Jaakko Tahkokallio, Theories, categories, configurations: what way to the history of manuscript publishing?
- Jesse Keskiaho, The publication of Carolingian treatises on the soul
11:45–12:00 coffee break
12:00–13:00 Session II
- Andrea Verardi, Editing Gregory the Great: some remarks on the publication of the Collectio Pauli
- Lauri Leinonen, Contextualizing the publication of Dudo of Saint-Quentin’s Historia Normannorum
13:00–14:00 lunch break
14:00–15:30 Session III
Tuomas Heikkilä, Publishing a saint: St Symeon of Trier († 1035) and his colourful life
Samu Niskanen, From a publishing author to a public authority: Anselm at the council of Bari (1098)
- Andrew Dunning, Remembering Alexander Neckam (1157–1217) at Cirencester and Malmesbury Abbeys in Walter of Mileto’s correspondence
15:45–16:45 Keynote 1
- Outi Merisalo, Publishing in Laurentian Florence: Jacopo di Poggio Bracciolini’s edition of Poggio’s Historiae Florentini populi
10:30–11.30 Keynote 2
- Marco Petoletti, The Art of Publishing one’s own work: Petrarch’s De vita solitaria
11:30–11:45 coffee break
11:45–12:45 Session IV
- Jakub Kujawinski, Nicolas Trevet’s Commentary on the Psalms (1317–21): the process of publishing in manuscript
- Iolanda Ventura, Publishing for the academic community and beyond: prologues and dedications in medical scholarly works (13th–15th c.)
12:45–13:45 Lunch break
13:45–15:15 Session V
- Luca Azzetta, Authorial publishing e errori d’archetipo. Osservazioni sulla tradizione delle opere di Dante [to be read in Italian]
- Valentina Rovere, To publish after one’s death: the transmission of Boccaccio’s Latin works from Santo Spirito to humanistic libraries
- Giovanna Murano, History rewritten: Francesco Guicciardini and Fiammetta Frescobaldi [to be read in Italian]
15:15–15:30 coffee break
15:30– End discussion
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The colloquium is organized by the projects Medieval Publishing from c.1000 to 1500 (ERC-716538) and Authorial Publication in the Early Medieval Period (Academy of Finland), and the University of Helsinki.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 716538.