The Materiality of Devotion

From Manuscript to Print

Symposium – Friday March 1, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

In conjunction with our Materiality of Devotion exhibition, Pitts Theology Library is also pleased to invite you to a one day symposium based around the objects and themes of that exhibition. The event will include seven speakers from Emory and the greater Atlanta community, representing the fields of conservation, art history, medieval and early modern history, and the history of all three Abrahamic religions. See the full list of speaker bios.

The symposium will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Lynley Herbert, Associate Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum. Dr. Herbert’s talk on Fragmentary Manuscripts will examine all that goes into making a book, particularly the complexities inherent in dealing with dismantled books. How do art historians go about solving the puzzle of single leaves? Come to the talk to find out!

Thanks to generous funding from the Mellon Humanities PhD Intervention Program and the Laney Graduate School New Thinkers/New Leaders Program, there will be no cost to attend this event! You are more than welcome to attend individual sessions or the full day, but please help us plan for your needs by filling out the form below, with particular attention to the two meals and any dietary restrictions you might have.

The deadline for registering to participate in these two meals is February 21. Register Here.

See the full schedule and abstracts for this event.

Please contact Sarah Bogue ( with any questions or concerns about this event!