Bruce Holsinger: Cow, Codex, Collagen: The Many Lives of Parchment

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL) See map
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This lecture is adapted from Professor Holsinger’s new book, On Parchment: Animals, Archives, and the Making of Culture from Herodotus to the Digital Age, just published by Yale University Press. The lecture will explore the biomolecular study of parchment objects, theological understandings of the medium in several faith traditions, and the role of parchment in modern and contemporary art.