BL Conference, Rome 2020

BL Conference, Rome 2020

Conference is the action of bringing together; it involves contribution and comparison of ideas. Understood as a rendezvous, it is often defined as “the act of conversing on serious subjects, formal discourse; oral discussion of any question.”

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What’s in the name? Anthology

What’s in the name? Anthology

“[S]cholars have not yet arrived at a consensus about a number of terms concerning compilation literature. As a result, terms such as compilation, collection, selection, anthology, corpus, miscellany, collectanea, anthology (sic), and florilegium are frequently used to refer to the same category of texts, without any distinction whatsoever […]” (Manafis 2020: 1.1.2)

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What’s in the name? Doctor

What’s in the name? Doctor

“Master Jacobus de Farneto of the Roman patrimony is appointed to teach grammar for the year 1384-1385 at Bologna…, and he must take his doctor’s degree or at least the licentiate before next Christmas…” Teaching Appointment Conditional on Receiving the Doctorate” (Teaching Appointment…)

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What’s in the name? University

What’s in the name? University

Many associate “university,” this ancient “studium generale,” with universal knowledge ― Hastings Rashdall, a 19th c. historian of universities, debunks this stereotype. What university has certainly always been is universally accessible and generally open to folks from all around.

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