HS6 History and Technology of the Book
We envision a group that explores the book as a physical object, making use of long-established disciplines (such as paleography and codicology) and new technologies, such as multispectral imaging. Our group activities will draw upon the expertise of faculty, curators, librarians, and graduate students across the Humanities Corridor institutions through a series of workshops, reading groups, and multi-day conferences exploring the historical, material, and theoretical issues raised by the book-as-object. Future workshops will include paleography, codicology, the art of the book, and book imaging technologies. Conference possibilities include meetings on the history of paper, the history of inks, and book binding.
Inactive since: 2019
Associate Professor of English and Textual Science
Professor, Near Eastern Studies
Director, Rossell Hope Robbins Library and Koller-Collins Center for English Studies, University of Rochester
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