PATS 2017: Marginalia and Markings: Reading Early Modern and Medieval Readers
This PATS was hosted by The National Library of New Zealand, Wellington on Saturday 11 February, 2017. Presenters included: Professor Lorna Hutson (Oxford), Associate Professor Rosalind Smith (Newcastle, Australia), Dr Malcolm Mercer (Royal Armouries, Tower of London), Dr Anthony Tedeschi (National Library of New Zealand). Each of the presenters has distinct expertise in working with marginalia and other reader markings in medieval and early modern manuscripts and printed books, and the National Library’s collections provided ample materials for hands-on examination and discussion by PATS participants.
This PATS consisted of speaker presentations in the morning, followed by student-focused workshop sessions in the afternoon.
PATS 2016 #2: Medieval and Early Modern Gender Matters
This PATS was hosted by the University of Western Australia on 7 October 2016, and co-sponsored by the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS), the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe, 1100-1800). The PATS included sessions focused on gender theory and methodology led by a panel of gender scholars, including Susan Broomhall, Andrew Lynch, Joanne McEwan, Stephanie Tarbin, Jacqueline Van Gent, and Merry Wiesner-Hanks.
This PATS consisted of a morning session, focussed on pre-circulated readings, and an afternoon session on how gender theories and methodologies could be applied and incorporated more specifically into the projects and research interests of participants.
PATS 2016 #1: The Manuscript Book
This PATS was hosted by the University of Sydney on 9-10 February, 2016. Open to postgraduate students and early career researchers in any field who are engaged in a study of the manuscript book, this PATS was designed to equip the students with the requisite skills and care necessary for the proper use and study of manuscript materials.
This PATS consisted of an intensive two-day course run by Professors Margaret Manion and Rod Thomson, and was devoted to a full range of activities involved with working with manuscript evidence and utilize the collection of books and fragments of books preserved at the University of Sydney.
PATS 2015 #1: 2015 ANZAMEMS Conference
This PATS was hosted by The University of Queensland on July 20, 2015, and followed the 2015 ANZAMEMS Conference held at UQ (14-18 July, 2015)
Keynote speakers for the PATS spanned the areas of history, literature, and musicology:
– Professor Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge)
– Professor Laura Knoppers (Notre Dame)
– Professor Jessie Ann Owens (UC Davis)
Participants of the PATS agreed to compile a report which details their experience and what they gained from the seminar. These reports can be accessed at our newsletter by searching the ‘Member News’ tag.
PATS 2015 #2: Medieval and Early Modern Digital Humanities
This PATS was hosted by The University of Canterbury on November 18, 2015. Attendees discussed digital research in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The PATS consisted of two keynote presentations, an interactive session, and a panel discussion. The two keynotes focused on using digitised sources in researching the medieval and early modern periods, and on the key issues and digital archival work on the digital English Broadside Ballad Archive respectively. The panel discussion focused on digital humanities project management, and students had the opportunity to discuss their own research and gain hands-on experience of digital tools in the interactive session.
Some participants of the PATS compiled reports which details their experience and what they gained from the seminar. These reports can be accessed at our newsletter by searching the ‘Member News’ tag.
PATS 2014: Political Ideas and Medieval Texts: Methodologies and Resources
This PATS was hosted by The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Monash University, on Saturday 25 October 2014. It was co-ordinated by Professor Constant Mews and Associate Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and featured the speakers Kriston Rennie (University of Queensland), Chris Jones (Canterbury University), and Clare Monagle (Monash), who instructed participants on the theme of medieval political ideas across the three broad domains of law, literature, and theology.
Participants of the PATS agreed to compile a report which details their experience and what they gained from the seminar. Many thanks to attendee Amanda McVitty (Massey University) for the report which can be accessed, here.
PATS 2013: Understanding and Using Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
This PATS was held at the University of Western Australia, Perth, 27–28 November 2013. It was co-ordinated by Professor Emerita Michelle Brown (formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library) and covered palaeography, scribal practice, material features of manuscripts, and the technology of the book.
PATS 2012: Interdisciplinarity in Medieval and Early Modern Research
This PATS was held at the University of Otago, 29–30 August 2012 and was convened by Prof Peter Anstey (formerly Otago, now at USyd) and Dr Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck). Prof Peter Harrison (Queensland), Prof Peter Marshall (Warwick), Prof John Sutton (Macquarie), Dr Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck), Prof Lyn Tribble (Otago), A/Prof Takashi Shogimen (Otago), Prof Andrew Bradstock (Otago), and Prof Peter Anstey (Otago) instructed participants on research methods and theoretical frameworks for approaching interdisciplinary research.
PATS 2011: Editing Medieval and Early Modern Texts: Principles and Practice
Held at the University of Otago, 7–8 February 2011 (following the Eighth ANZAMEMS Conference), this PATS was convened by Prof Peter Anstey (formerly Otago, now at USyd). It featured experts Prof Eva Schlotheuber (University of Münster), Prof Michael Hunter (Birkbeck College, London), and Dr Greg Waite (University of Otago) who provided guidance on how to describe, transcribe, and fully edit materials from the medieval and early modern periods.