Timothy Barrett | Yale Program in the History of the Book

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:30pm

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NOTE: Dure to weather-related travel delays, the History of the Book lecture, scheduled for March 5, has been postponed to Thursday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m. It will be held in the Room 38 at the Beinecke Library. The seminar originally scheduled for March 6 has been cancelled. 

Yale Program in the History of the Book

Timothy Barrett
Director, Center for the Book, The University of Iowa
Papermakers Who Made Parchment: Product Innovation in 14th- and 15th-Century European Papermaking
Lecture: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 4:30 pm (Postponed to March 6 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 38)
Seminar: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 5 pm, Room 38 (Cancelled)

Timothy Barrett, director of the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa, has devoted his career to preserving and enhancing the art of hand-papermaking.  

As the founding director of the center’s papermaking facilities — the only academic program in the United States that focuses on producing traditional Western- and Japanese-style papers and teaching-related techniques — he has trained a generation of papermakers to create conservation-sound paper.  Among his many conservation projects, he and his co-workers fabricated the handmade archival paper used to re-house the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution as part of the “Charters of Freedom Re-encasement Project” in 2002.

Barrett received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009. In 2012, he was profiled in The New York Times Magazine.



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