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Scattered Leaves and Virtual Manuscripts: The Promise of Digital Fragmentology
Posted on 2018-09-18 in Events
Sep 27, 2018
September 27 Thursday, 4:30 pm
Shannon Library, St Thomas More College
In the first half of the twentieth century, book dealers in the United States discovered that they could significantly increase profits if they cut up early books and manuscripts and sold them page by page. As a result, thousands of precious medieval manuscripts were dismembered and their leaves scattered in a seemingly irreparable scourge of biblioclasm. Today, however, innovative imaging and online technologies are allowing students, librarians, and scholars around the world, including here in Saskatchewan, to digitally repair these books. In this lecture, Lisa Fagin Davis will discuss the history of material fragmentation and digital reconstruction, introducing the nascent field known as "Fragmentology."
From Collation to Edition: One Small Step, one Giant Leap
Posted on 2018-10-09
Dominik Wujastyk discusses the creation of text editions based on Sanskrit manuscripts.
Textual Communities: or, Everyone an Editor
Posted on 2018-03-13
This talk will introduce the new Textual Communities system for online collaborative editing, and illustrate its use with examples.
At Home in Ancient Rome
Posted on 2018-02-27
The Museum of Antiquities presents "At Home in Ancient Rome."
Yes Preaching to the Birds!: Clare and Francis of Assisi as Wellsprings of Socio-Ecological Wisdom
Posted on 2018-02-07
How the medieval example of Clare and Francis of Assisi supports socio-ecological ideas and action today.
Dining with the Assyrians
Posted on 2018-01-05
Cuisine, consumption, and sacrifice at Ziyaret Tepe (ancient Tušhan), an Assyrian city in southeastern Turkey.
Raiders of the Ark(ive): Coins in Collections of Curiosities
Posted on 2017-11-21
Students share their adventures doing original research on ancient and early modern coinage in UK collections.