Saturday, 16 February 2013

Symposium: Isidore of Seville: Transforming Knowledge from Scriptorium to Cyberspace

Isidore of Seville (d. 636 CE) is a crucial figure in the preservation and propagation of Classical and Patristic learning. He put such learning to varied use in his own day, in the process ensuring that it could be made useful for future generations. Because of the depth of what he preserved and the breadth of its diffusion, Pope John Paul II proclaimed Isidore the patron saint of the Internet in 1997. This one day symposium looks at the sources on which Isidore drew, how he selected and arranged them for future use, and what posterity made of his legacy.

DATE: Thursday 18th April 2013

VENUE: Instituto Cervantes, 326/330 Deansgate, Campfield Avenue Arcade, Manchester 


- Andy Fear (Manchester), A Grand Design: Isidore and the natural world

- Laura Carlson (Queen's University, Canada), The use of Isidore in the Opus Caroli

- Martin Ryan (Manchester), The Reception of the Writings of Isidore in the Atlantic Archipelago in the Early Middle Ages

- Amy Fuller, (Nottingham Trent), Archiving Idolatry: Isidore and the recording of native superstition in the New World

- Jamie Wood (Lincoln), LA Law: Isidore, late antique legal sources and the Carolingians

- Melissa Markauskas (Manchester), Rylands MS Latin 12: A Carolingian example of Isidore’s reception into the Patristic Canon?‏

Other contributors include: Mary Beagon (Manchester), Jeremy Lawrance (Nottingham), David Langslow (Manchester), Andrew Laird (Warwick) and Jeremy Tambling (Manchester).

Contact Jamie Wood for further information or if you would like to register for the symposium.

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