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Looking at 15th-Century Printing Here and Now, but in Terms of There and Then

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Houghton Library
Open to the public, Presentation, Workshop,
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Houghton Library and the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies present a hands-on workshop by Eric White, Scheide Librarian and Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at Princeton University.

Participants will examine a selection of Harvard’s incunabula, with particular focus on the evidence of original ownership and use, such as inscriptions, hand-decoration, annotations, bindings, and other features, with an eye toward the histories of people who made and used them.

"Looking at 15th-Century Printing" will be offered in the morning and once in the afternoon, and space is limited. Please register for one session only. This is the listing for the morning session. Follow this link to register for the afternoon session: libcal.library.harvard.edu/calendar/main/houghton-medieval-studies-workshop-white-pm

Workshop attendees are encouraged to attend Eric’s public lecture, “Evidence for the Earliest Export of Printing from Mainz, 1454-1467,” Monday, April 10, 5:30 PM at Houghton Library.


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The workshop is held in Houghton Library's Hofer Classroom. Participants meet in lobby of the library.

Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Houghton Library's Administrative Coordinator Le Huong Huynh by email or at 617-495-2443 in advance of the workshop.

Event Organizer

Sara Powell