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Exhibition Opening with Lecture and Reception

Exhibition Opening with Lecture and Reception In-Person

Private Lives of Old Books, Canaday Library, Rare Book Room

Opening Lecture
"Bookhands and Handbooks," 4:30pm, Carpenter B21
Joseph Farrell, Mark K. and Esther W. Watkins Professor in the Humanities, University of  Pennsylvania

Register to Attend Online: https://brynmawr-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUof-qvpzgiH9xnwj_23C4hJIXVdcY-oetO 

Reception to follow in Cloisters


Prof. Farrell's title contains two words that express a peculiar intimacy between the book and the human hand. These words encompass a reciprocal relationship among those who make books and those who use them. They also connote the embodied nature of the book and those same makers and users. But the images of book and hand can denote disembodied ideas, as well. Both of these perspectives are shared across the long history of the Latin book. In this talk, he will ask how reflecting upon bookhands and handbooks, both embodied and ideal, might promote an appreciation of that long history, and how such an appreciation might inform the work of cultural historians in the near future.

September 24, 2021
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Carpenter 21
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