Cracking the Codex: Recreating Medieval Manuscripts

Trina “T-Pain” Parks ’15 is the queen of the book lab and wants to show you all of her secrets:

For her senior thesis, COL major and Archaeology minor Katherine Parks
has recreated nine eleventh and twelfth century manuscripts from
England, Byzantium, and North Africa in order to unravel the
relationship between the technology of bookbinding and medieval
manuscript culture.

Stop by the COL library from 2:30 to 5 for an exhibition of her work.
This open house will feature demonstrations of medieval bookbinding in
action and the opportunity try out some of the techniques for

Date: 4/29

Time: 2:30 – 5:00 PM, presentations at 2:45 and 4:15

Place: 41 Wyllys, COL library

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