Opening the Geese Book Launch Event

You are invited to the launch of Opening the Geese Book
November 27, 2012, 8 AM
Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University, SS 109
Click here to view the flyer for the event: Opening the Geese Book
Free-access online to the Geese Book, an illuminated manuscript completed in 1510 for the church of St. Lorenz in Nuremberg, today in the New York, Pierpont Morgan Library in New York

Full facsimile of 1120 pages
Codicological description
Five hours of explanatory HD videos in English and German
53 minutes of recorded chants
Translations of selected chants into English and German
Ca. 700 images of other works of art, maps, photographs and archival sources

The Geese Book:
two-volume gradual containing the Mass liturgy for the entire church year, sung by the choir of school boys prior to the Reformation in Nuremberg, named for its provocative marginal pictures of animals, including one of a choir of geese
Project Goals:
1) present a multisensory work from the past using multimedia technologies of the present
2) create a model for re-integrating the arts, recontextualizing them historically and analyzing them critically
3) provide a platform for scholarly exchange with a window for broader audiences
Meet the participants and discuss the project (via video conference) with:

Media Designers Jan de Rode and Geeske Bakker in Utrecht
Singers Johanna Ingram and Agoston Schranz, Schola Hungarica in Budapest
Codicologist Elisabeth Remak-Honnef, University of California in Santa Cruz
Organist Matthias Ank, St. Lorenz in Nuremberg
Conservators Ingo Trüper and Anja Maisel in Nuremberg
Pastors Claudia Voigt-Grabenstein and Susanne Bammessel, St. Lorenz in Nuremberg
Archivist Werner Jürgensen, Landeskirchliches Archiv der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern in Nuremberg
Curator William Voelkle, Pierpont Morgen Library and Musuem in New York

National Endowment for the Humanities, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Institute for Humanities Research, Herberger College of Fine Arts
Sparda Bank Nürnberg, Zukunftsstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Nürnberg, Tucher’scher Kulturfond e.V., Freiherr von Haller’sche Forschungsstiftung, Archdiocese of Bamberg, Verlag Nürnberger Presse, Bezirk Mittelfranken, Wolf Photo Media Fürth, Sigma Deutschland GmbH
Project Directors:
Volker Schier, musicologist and Corine Schleif, art historian
Co-operating Institutions and Corporations Worldwide:
DeRode3D, Utrecht; Schola Hungarica, Budapest; Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum, New York; Church of St. Lorenz, Nuremberg; Staatsarchiv Nürnberg, Landeskirchliches Archiv der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern, Nuremberg; Stadtarchiv, Nuremberg; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg; Stadtbibliothek Nuremberg; Bavarian Radio; Naxos International, Hong Kong; Melanchthon Gymnasium, Nuremberg; University of California, Santa Cruz
Schools and Centers at Arizona State University:
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Institute for Humanities Research, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art, School of Theatre and Film, School of Music

Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University, SS 109 (ASU Tempe Campus)