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Illuminating Life: Manuscript Pages of the Middle Ages

Date and Time


Robert Whitelaw Room 246, Library


You are invited to attend “From Parchment to Pixels,” a colloquium sponsored by the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library, the Collegeof Arts, and The Humanities Interdisciplinary Collaboration (THINC) Lab on March 12, 2020 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Robert Whitelaw Room in McLaughlin Library. The Colloquium will provide a forum for discussion on the role books played in the medieval world and the world of today.  University of Guelph History and Art History students will present their research on medieval manuscripts in the “Manuscripts in the Curriculum II”* loan and other encounters with medieval books. The   presentations will be followed by the launch of “Illuminating Life: Manuscript Pages from Middle Ages,” an exhibit featuring nine original manuscripts from the loan and two incunables (early printed books) from Archival & Special Collections at 4:00 pm.

The keynote will be given by medievalist scholar and digital humanist Will Noel (associate university librarian for Special Collections at Princeton University Library) at 5:00 pm. One of Noel’s great achievements is  his ground-breaking Digital Archimedes Palimpsest project, which was featured in his 2012 TED Talk. As an advocate for making medieval manuscripts open and accessible to the broader public, he is a welcome presence to the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library and the colloquium.

This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP to Janine Magilsen by Tuesday, March 10, 2020.