Manuscripta: Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

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Session organized by Prof. Anne Winston-Allen (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), titled 'Scribes, Illustrators and Workshops: "Nuns as Artists" Revisited', Prof. Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard), respondent.

Abstract: Between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, Delft had twelve convents within its walls, nine for women and three for men. At least three of the women’s houses produced manuscripts, both for in-house use and to sell to the lay public. The Augustinian Canonesses of St Agnes, for example, made the extravagant Fagel Missal in 1459-60, but also made books of hours to sell. This paper examines how Franciscans of St Ursula, who established a convent in the 1450s across the street from the Canonesses of St Agnes, adopted more efficient practices of manuscript production to competewith their neighbors.

'Manuscripts Made by the Women of Delft'
Period14 Oct 201115 Oct 2011
Event titleManuscripta: Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies
Event typeOther