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Primary Source Symposium: What is a Primary Source?


November 14, 2014 @ 4:45 pm
November 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanites Center

With the increasing availability of editions, images, online materials, simulacra, facsimiles, and immersive experiences what, in today’s academy, constitutes a primary source? The Stanford Primary Source Symposium, hosted by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, welcomes leading international scholars in the fields of Arts and Humanities. The Symposium will focus on all textual media—from facsimiles of manuscripts to art, history, and music—and all forms of critical analysis—from the study of forgery, to aspects of digital appropriation, to philological evaluation—to determine how we understand and respond to the Primary Source.

This symposium would not be possible without the support of Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities & Arts, Debra Satz; the Stanford Humanities Center; the Departments of Religious Studies, Classics, East Asian Studies, History, English; and the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL).