Programme

This is a draft programme and may be subject to change prior to the conference.

Thursday, 22 June

9:00 – 9:30: REGISTRATION

9:30 – 9:40: OPENING REMARKS

9:40 – 11:40: Session 1 (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
James Mussell (Leeds): “‘The indexes of some periodicals are good, but those of the many are bad’: Indexing Periodicals in the Nineteenth Century”
Liangyu Fu (Michigan): “Indexing Science Translations in Nineteenth-Century China”
Florence Hsia (Wisconsin-Madison): “Cutting Corners: The Problem of Indexing Chinese”

11:40 – 12:00: COFFEE BREAK

12:00 – 13:20: Session 2 (Chair: Olivia Smith)
Florian Ehrensperger (UBC): “Backstairs to Philosophy: Heidegger and Cassirer on Indexing”
Angela Carr (New School): “The Index as Genre and the Lucretian Swerve”

13:20 – 14:00: LUNCH

14:00 – 15:20: Session 3 (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
Ann Kingdom, Ann Hudson, Paula Clarke Bain, Pilar Wyman, Janice Rayment (Society of Indexers): “Indexing Now”

15:20 – 15:40: COFFEE BREAK

15:40 – 17:00: Session 4 (Chair: Emily Steiner)
Kyle Conrau-Lewis (Yale): “Indexing and Appropriation: Valerius Maximus as Sermon Fodder”
James Freeman (Cambridge): “‘Towards acquaintance with following table’: The Earliest Indexes to Ranulph Higden’s Polychronicon

17:00 – 18:00:  Keynote (Chair: James Freeman)
Emily Steiner (UPenn): “Alphabetical Logic: John Trevisa’s Index to the Polychronicon

18:00 – 19:00: DRINKS RECEPTION

Friday, 23 June

10:00 – 11:20: Session 5 (Chair: Abigail Williams)
Shef Rogers (Otago): “The Eighteenth-Century Satiric Literary Index as a Measure of Cultural Authority”
Sean Silver (Michigan): “John Locke and the Cognitive Index”

11:20 – 11:40: COFFEE BREAK

11:40 – 13:00: Session 6 (Chair: David Cram)
Philip Tromans (De Montfort): “Indexing America: Knowledge, Propaganda and Richard Hakluyt”
Nikolaus Weichselbaumer (Mainz): “Indexes to Legal Commentaries in Early Print”

13:00 – 14:30: LUNCH

14:30 – 16:00: Session 7 (Chair: Adam Smyth)
Eve Houghton (Yale): “‘Overmeasure’: The Indexes of Francis Daniel Pastorius”
Tom Clayton (Princeton): “The Temple at The Gilded Lion: Revisiting George Herbert’s Index”

16:00 – 16:30: COFFEE BREAK

16:30 – 17:30:  Keynote (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
Ann Blair (Harvard): “Indexing, liberal; Indexing, mechanical”

17:30 – 18:00: CLOSING COMMENTS

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