ODYSSEY LUNCH AND LECTURE
DIGGING INTO RARE BOOKS: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF READING
Few inventions have served us better, or longer, than the technology of the book. Rare books have remained our primary conduit for the transfer of knowledge across time: they are, literally, “time machines.” This
illustrated lecture explores a cutting-edge research project led by the Johns Hopkins University libraries, “The Archaeology of Reading,” which unearths long-hidden evidence not only of what people read, but also of how people read their books, nearly 500 years ago.Earle Havens, Ph.D., is the Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Sheridan Libraries, and Adjunct Associate Professor,Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University.
We will begin promptly at 12:00 pm with a delicious Luncheon followed by the lecture. Reservations required. Parties of four or fewer may be seated with similar sized parties.
918.135.01 Hopkins Club (2.5 hours) 1 session Lunch at noon, Lecture from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Odyssey Lunch & Lecture
Saturday, October 07, 2017 12:00 PM