Paint over Print Conference
Links to Videos of the Talks
When notice of the
Paint over Printsymposium came over the electronic transom a few months ago, MoEML was eager to publicize the news via our social media channels. MoEML users tend to like maps, and MoEML builders could be said to be colouring on our map using digital brushes. What could be better than an entire symposium devoted to the topic of hand-coloured early modern maps? Unique, priceless treasures like these are beautiful in their own right but also bear witness to
readerlyinteraction with these highly rhetorical cartographic texts.
Paint over Print: Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Periodtook place on 19 and 20 February, 2015, at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference brought together scholars to consider different aspects of hand-colored books and printed maps from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries: the materials and techniques used; the aesthetics of hand coloring; how color alters the meaning of the work in question; and how the addition of color represents an interpretation or reinterpretation of the work.
Paint over Printwas organized by Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar, and Larry E. Tise, East Carolina University. The conference was sponsored by the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania; the Workshop in the History of Material Texts, University of Pennsylvania; and the Conservation Center for Historic Art & Artifacts, Philadelphia, PA.
Conference Organizers Chet Van Duzer and Larry E. Tise have very generously allowed MoEML to embed the high-quality YouTube video recordings from the conference into this post. Scroll down to enjoy the talks and slides. We’ve departed from MoEML house style for this blog post and tried to mimic the style of the
Paint over Printconference materials.
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