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Medieval Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

The John Hay Library owns approximately 30 medieval manuscripts, a relatively small collection compared to peer institutions. In addition to these early works, the Hay owns papyrus and linen fragments from the Book of the Dead as well as a few cuneiform tablets. 146 more words


Postcard from Harvard I: a humanist manuscript owned by William Morris

Do not be jealous: I am spending a month in that other Other Place — Cambridge, MA. I am doing so at the beneficence of Harvard’s… 549 more words


Albert Schweitzer on the Road

Albert Schweitzer is not such a familiar name among younger people these days, but the students at Emmaus College at Jimboomba were enthralled by a recent CCCRH travelling exhibition that featured his amazing life and work. 281 more words


Sunday Book-Thought 81

The more immediate and more material manifestation of the assignation of discourses to an author lies in the unity between a work and an object, between a textual unit and a codicological unit. 151 more words


CFP: “Contemporary Literature and/as Archive”

This call for papers is for a special issue of the journal  LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory on the theme of “Contemporary Literature and/as Archive”. 

Questions relating to this cfp can be directed to both guest editors, Tom Chadwick ( 376 more words


New article: Paper tools

Boris Jardine’s article, “State of the Field: Paper Tools” in Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science (Volume 64, August 2017, Pages 53-63) 107 more words


Montaigne's visit of the Vatican Library

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) arrived in Rome in November 1580, after a long journey across France, Germany and northern Italy. His Journal de voyage, intimate and never intended for publication, 1,165 more words