Meet the manuscripts: judging a book by its cover

An image of a manuscript bound in the fifteenth century
ONLINE EVENT

Meet the Manuscripts: judging a book by its cover

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  26 February 2021

 12.30–1.15pm (GMT)

 Online

 Free, book in advance

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Registration closes at 12.30pm on 25 February

About the event

Join the experts at our 'Meet the Manuscripts' events as they introduce some of the lesser-known treasures of the Bodleian and leaf through the pages live on Zoom. Sessions will include manuscripts from German-speaking lands which are being shared online for the first time as part of a Polonsky Foundation digitization project. 
 
The covers can tell us as much about a book as its contents. This workshop will explore the secrets which bookbindings reveal about the uses and histories of medieval manuscripts. Join Matthew Holford, Tolkien Curator of Medieval Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, and Andrew Honey, a Bodleian book conservator, to learn more and to discover how the techniques of medieval bookbinding  inform current conservation at the Bodleian Libraries.

This is the second event in a series of Meet the Manuscripts.

 Speakers

Matthew Holford, Tolkien Curator of Medieval Manuscripts

Andrew Honey, Bodleian Libraries

Booking information

When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

A link to access the online event will be sent during the week before the event to the email address associated with your booking.

Meet the Manuscripts series

Watch our experts discuss our manuscripts live online and get your questions answered.

Sessions will include manuscripts which are being shared online for the first time as part of The Polonsky Foundation digitization project.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YZhwBfk-olA

Watch an introduction to the digitization project

This event is generously supported by The Polonsky Foundation and The Helen Hamlyn Trust.

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