Yale Book History

The Yale Program in the History of the Book brings together scholars across disciplines to explore the materiality of the written word over time and across cultures. For the full schedule and details, visit bookhistory.yale.edu.
  • Hand colored print of Simon of Trent being tortured by Jews.  From Hartmann Schedel's Chronicle.

    Simon of Trent in Print

    February 19, 2022

  • Detail,  Persian MSS 165. Page featuring a small blue, red, and gold 'unvan or headpiece and Persian script in three columns.

    Persian Manuscripts

    October 21, 2021

  • Paleographical Challenge #8

    February 7, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : …Conferring with sundry...
  • A wide strip of brown paper with dark outlined drawings. Left to Right: a standing male saint, the Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary, the Anastasis, an archangel, a standing female saint, a standing male saint. All are done in a fairly typical Byzantine artistic style with slightly elongated proportions.

    Byzantine/Arabic Manuscript Pattern Sheet

    February 6, 2020

  • Paleographical Challenge #6

    February 5, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : Your lovinge Soveraine Elizabeth R...
  • Paleographical Challenge #4

    February 3, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . Suggested solution to last Friday’s puzzle : The Rev. Charles Churchill, Halifax,...
  • Paleographical Challenge #3

    January 31, 2020

    Today’s puzzle pictured above for the Paleographical Challenge . [Suggested solution to yesterday’s challenge : To make a good Red rulin Inke Take fyne...