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CML Workshop. Liber Floridus

International workshop on the Liber Floridus, 24-25 October 2019 at the Library lab, Faculty Library, Wing Loveling Ghent University. The workshop is organised by the Centre for Medieval Literature and the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies

The ‘Transformations and Translocations’ research strand are holding a workshop in Ghent to study the early twelfth-century Liber Floridus by Lambert of St. Omer in order to develop further our theoretical thinking about moving forms in the Middle Ages.

The workshop is organized by the Centre for Medieval Literature in collaboration with the Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies and is held at the Ghent University library special collection (BHSL.HS.0092). 

Read more about the ‘Transformations and Translocations’ research strand here


Thursday October 24

8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:15 Elizabeth Tyler & Wim Verbaal, Opening
9:15-9:50 Jeroen Deploige,Historical Introduction
9:50-10:00 Short Break

First Session

Hanna Vorholt,Encyclopedic Compilations andCollaborations

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Second Session

11:00-11:45 Lauren Stokeld & George Younge, Anselm, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and the Liber Floridus

11:45-12:30 Elizabeth Tyler, Following Clues across Word and Image: Emma and Octavian

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Third Session

Jane Gilbert, Rhythm and Knowledge


Coffee Break and Transition to the Autograph

New Location: Central Library Room Van de Velde


Getting to know the Autograph



Albert Derolez, The Liber Floridus from 1106 to 1121

17:00-18:30 Reception
19:00 Dinner

Friday October 25


Fourth Session

9:00-9:45Rosa Maria Rodriguez Porto, Tabulae, figurae, immagines
agentes: The past in motion

9:45-10:30Dinah Wouters, Contesting the Page: The Representation of Jewish-Christian Debate in the Liber Floridus

10:30-10:45 Coffee

Fifth Session

10:45-11:30Divna Manolova, Stars on the Page, Diagrams in the Sky or Is the Traditional Boring: Images of the Constellations in Liber Floridus, G. ff. 89r–91v

11:30-12:15Wim Verbaal, Building Time into Eternity: Tensions between Linear and Circular World Views in the Liber Floridus


Sandwich and Transition to the Autograph

New Location: Central Library Room Van de Velde


Elizabeth Tyler & Wim Verbaal (leading group discussion)

Manuscript and Conclusion


For those who stay and wish:

City Walk

Evening Dinner

Editing was completed: 24.10.2019