Of Peptides and Scribes: Applying Life Sciences to the Study of Manuscripts

This talk will offer an overview of the emerging field of biocodicology, or the study of books via the biological information stored in them. While ancient and medieval manuscripts have long been prized as repositories of textual, artistic, and historical information, humanists, scientists, and librarians are also increasingly aware of the potential of their significant stores of biological information. This includes genetic traces left through both human contact and faunal remains (e.g., parchment leaves, hide glue, leather bindings), proteins (e.g., collagen, egg white glaze), and microbiomes. This lecture will cover the history of the field and both the promises that it holds and the challenges faced as this area of study emerges.

Visualizing Historical Networks and Conceptual Maps

A common challenge of humanities research is to address a complex web of loyalties, interests, influence, and the alignment of key actors around vital issues. What methods facilitate the research that aims to capture the structure of personal networks within complex systems, to track the evolving relationships among cultural agents and objects, and to visualize a matrix of ideas, relating individual concepts to the bigger picture? Kumu is powerful, open-source network analytics software that has a variety of applications for the humanities and beyond. In this workshop, participants will learn how to build a project from the ground up, compiling, structuring, and styling data to visualize a web of affiliations with an interactive network map. This workshop shows how Kumu may be leveraged in collaborative inquiry activities among scholars and students and explores some of the possibilities that network analytics offers to humanities scholarship and pedagogy.

Imaging/Imagining Manuscripts with Future Technologies

Imaging/Imagining Manuscripts with Future Technologies Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST) Webinar registration and preparation are required.  Registration Link: https://cutt.ly/Imaging Preparation: https://library.duke.edu/about/depts/dccs/msi. Please join the Manuscript Migration Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute for an introduction to Multi-Spectral Imaging (MSI) at Duke University Libraries featuring:  Giao Luong Baker | Digital Production Services
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Manuscript Traditions in Ethiopia

Korman Assembly Room Room 217, Perkins Library, Duke University

The Manuscript Migration Lab presents   MANUSCRIPT TRADITIONS IN ETHIOPIA: PRELIMINARY REMARKS   DR. AMSALU TEFERA Q&A will be facilitated by Humanities Unbounded Visiting Faculty Fellow Dr. Gay L. Byron APRIL 28, 2022 - 12:00PM-1:00PM   DUKE UNIVERSITY PERKINS LIBRARY, ROOM 217 OPTIONAL LUNCH AFTERWARDS. RSVP: cutt.ly/manuscript Amsalu Tefera holds a Ph.D. (2011) in Philology from Addis
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Manuscript Fragmentation Across Cultures

Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, Duke University

Please join us for our afternoon Roundtable Discussion featuring Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America), Dr. Christopher Nugent (Williams College), and Dr. Akiko Walley (University of Oregon).   Duke University, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall Friday 9 September 2022 3:00 to 6:00 pm RSVP at https://cutt.ly/fragment This roundtable will consider
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MML Exhibition Opening Event

Rubenstein Library 153

We are thrilled to announce that our exhibit, “Manuscript Migration: The Multiple Lives of the Rubenstein Library’s Collections” has been installed! In celebration, we are planning an Opening Event and Welcome Reception on Thursday, August 31. RSVP: cutt.ly/manuscriptmigration The exhibition is now open and available for viewing: https://library.duke.edu/exhibits/2023/ManuscriptMigration. Please join the Manuscript Migration Lab for the Opening Event
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