William Noel, Director of the Kislak Center and the Schoenberg Institute, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, "The Archimedes Palimpsest and Truly Open Manuscript Data"
12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in SCI 277 in the Science Center.
Sponsored by the Science Faculty Seminar Series, Wellesley Wednesdays, Book Studies, and the Wilson Fund, with co-sponsorship from the Art Department, Classics Department, the Media Arts and Sciences Program, and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.
This lecture concerns a fifteen-year project to conserve, image, transcribe, and public a thirteenth-century manuscript known as the Archimedes Palimpsest. The Archimedes Palimpsest contains unique text from the ancient world, including some by the great Greek mathematician. These texts were erased in the Middle Ages, and only the most advanced technologies have recently brought them back to light. A landmark project in the digital humanities, all the transcriptions and images were recently released under a creative commons license, for anyone to do with exactly as he or she would wish.
You can learn more about the Archimedes Palimpsest here.
Contact: Katherine M. Ruffin, Book Arts Program Director
Ruth Rogers, Curator of Special Collections; Course is taught in Special Collections
Kenneth Carpenter, Former Curator, Kress Library of Business and Economics, Harvard University, "How Economic Ideas Travel: The Incredible Journey of Benjamin Franklin's 'Way to Wealth'," Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 pm, Library Lecture Room.
Simran Thadani, PhD in English from University of Pennsylvania, 2013, and BA in Spanish and English from Wellesley College in 2005, "Authorship and Anonymity in Renaissance Writing-Books," Monday, November 10, 4:15 pm; and "Post-Wellesley Careers for Humanities Majors," Sunday, November 9, 2014, 4:00 pm, Lulu Wang Center 415.
Rie Hachinayagi, Professor of Art, Mt. Holyoke College, "Artist's Presentation," Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:30 pm, Library Lecture Room; and "Japanese Papermaking Demonstration," Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:00 pm, Papermaking Studio, Pendleton West 114.
Kelly Whitmer, Assistant Professor of History, Sewanee: the University of the South, "How to Build an Imaginary Cabinet of Curiosities: Lessons in Entrepeneurship for Gallant Youth, ca. 1700," March 12, 2014, 5:00 pm, Library Lecture Room.
ARTS 222 Introductory Print Methods: Typography/Book Arts, Spring 2014
Katherine M. Ruffin, Book Arts Program Director, teaches this course in the Book Arts Lab.
2014 Book Studies Faculty Seminar: Teaching & Conducting Research with Books and OtherText-Technologies: Book History, the Book Arts, and Book Studies at Wellesley College Sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Library & Technology Services and made possible by the generous support of The Friends of the Wellesley College Library’s Innovations in Reading and Scholarship Fund. Tuesday, January 14, through Thursday, January 16, 2014
ARTH 299 History of the Book from Manuscript to Print, Spring 2013 Ruth Rogers, Curator of Special Collections, taught this course in Special Collections.
Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lee Professor of History at Harvard University "Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Digital Age" Saturday, November 10, 2012, 4 pm Collins Cinema
Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania Newhouse Center for Humanities Elizabeth Turner Jordan '59 Lecture Lecture and Seminar Lecture: “What is a letter?” (letter as in correspondence) Monday, December 3, 2012: 4:30 pm Seminar: “What is a book?” Tuesday, December 4, 2012: 12:30-2:00, Newhouse Center
Pfortzheimer Learning and Teaching Center Luncheon: "The Book Studies Concentration at Smith College" Lecture by Martin Antonetti, Curator of Rare Books, Smith College Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:30 Library Lecture Room
2012 Book Studies Faculty Seminar: Teaching with Books and Other Text-Technologies: Book History, the Book Arts, and Book Studies in the Wellesley Curriculum.” Sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Library & Technology Services and made possible by the generous support of The Friends of the Wellesley College Library’s Innovations in Reading and Scholarship Fund Monday, June 4-Wednesday, June, 6, 2012