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Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum III

December 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum (EMIGF) is a monthly event hosted by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) at the University of Toronto. EMIGF is a platform for PhD candidates, post-docs, fellows, and recent graduates to deliver papers in an informal setting. Our mandate is to provide junior and emerging scholars with the opportunity to present work in progress, and to facilitate dialogue on current topics in early modern research across the disciplines. EMIGF meetings are well attended by graduate students, faculty, and fellows from the early modern community at the University of Toronto and beyond.

Our third meeting for 2018-2019 will be held on Tuesday, December 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Victoria University Common Room, Burwash Hall (89 Charles Street West, rear entrance).

Guides into Tongues: Multilingual Dictionaries and Grammars at the CRRS
Sarah Courtney, Faculty of Information

This talk traces the development of a bilingual and multilingual dictionary tradition from its roots in the early reference tradition of humanist scholarship to educational volumes where language itself was the object of curiosity. Along the way we will see the solidification of organizational and typographic conventions that link language reference books from the early modern period to those that we use in language classrooms today. 

Taylor Tryburski,
 Faculty of Information and the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture

Through digital exhibits and social media the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies has highlighted its rare book collection in academic and colloquial contexts. This talk will showcase the unique rare book collection at the CRRS that has been promoted through these projects, through images of Books of Hours, marginalia, and censorship.

Each paper will be followed by a moderated discussion. Please consider joining us for this meeting and, following the discussion, for the CRRS Holiday Reception!


December 4, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies


Victoria University Common Room (Rear Entrance Burwash Hall)
89 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1K7 Canada
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