International workshop: Greek Astronomical Manuscripts: New Perspectives from Swedish Collections

On August 24-25 we present a workshop that clusters around scholars who collaborated in various capacities at the exciting new online catalogue of Greek manuscripts in Sweden. It foregrounds the discovery of an astronomical miscellany, now MS Linköping klassiska författare 10, that posed special challenges regarding contents and provenance. The role of scientific miscellanies and the methodologies of cataloguing manuscripts add context to this specific case.

Barbara Crostini has been working at the Swedish catalogue descriptions and will coordinate further collaborations around these manuscripts. The project was directed by Patrick Granholm and Eva Nyström at the Carolina Library with a grant from the Bank of Sweden.


Location: Engelska Parken, Room 2-0024


Thursday 24 August, 16:30-18

Welcome, Barbara Crostini


Spheres, Eggs and Vaults: Cosmography in Late Byzantine Manuscripts

Anne-Laurence Caudano, University of Winnipeg

Thereafter drinks and mingle at the department (House 9, 3rd floor)


Friday 25 August, 9-18

9:15-10: Cataloguing Scientific Miscellanies: Challenges and Methods. The case of Paris. gr. 2494 as methodological paradigm

Anne Weddigen (University of Reims and Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris)

10-10:45 Miscellaneous medical manuscripts in southern Italy as the reflection of migrations of people, practices and texts in the medieval Mediterranean

Filippo Ronconi (EHESS, Paris)

10:45-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:15 The Catalogue of Greek Manuscript in Sweden: Outline of the Project

Patrik Granholm (Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm)

Eva Nyström (Carolina Biblioteket, Uppsala)

12:15-13:00 Cataloguing astronomical miscellanies: the case of Linköping kl. f. 10 and of Trinity College Dublin MS 373.1

Barbara Crostini (Uppsala University)

13:00-14:30 Lunch for the speakers and free time

14:30-15:30 Visit to Carolina Library, viewing of MS Linköping kl. f. 10

15:30-16:00 Tea break

16:00-16:45 Persian astronomy in the MS Linköping kl. f. 10

Alberto Bardi (University of Munich)

16:45-17:30 Byzantium at the Crossroads of Late Medieval Astronomy

Anne-Laurence Caudano (University of Winnipeg)

17:30-18:00 Final discussion of the material presented during the workshop and hypotheses on the provenance and history of MS Linköping kl. f. 10

19:00 Dinner for the speakers