The exhibition was organized by Kate Barnes (Ph.D. Candidate in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies) under the direction of Catherine Conybeare (Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies) and with the assistance of the department of Special Collections.
Exhibitions, catalogue, and public programming are supported by the Friends of the Bryn Mawr College Libraries.
Sept. 21-Dec. 17, 2021
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment (SpecColl@brynmawr.edu)
Rare Book Room, First Floor, Canaday Library
Sept. 24, Opening lecture "Bookhands and Handbooks" Joseph Farrell, Mark K. and Esther W. Watkins Professor in the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania
- 4:30 p.m., Carpenter 21. The lecture is also available via Zoom (Register for the Zoom here).
From Professor Farrell: "My title contains two words that express a peculiar intimacy between the book and the human hand. These words encompass a reciprocal relationship among those who make books and those who use them. They also connote the embodied nature of the book and those same makers and users. But the images of book and hand can denote disembodied ideas, as well. Both of these perspectives are shared across the long history of the Latin book. I will ask how reflecting upon bookhands and handbooks, both embodied and ideal, might promote an appreciation of that long history, and how such an appreciation might inform the work of cultural historians in the near future."
Oct. 8, Curator's tour of exhibition
Kate Barnes, Ph.D. Candidate in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
- Friday Finds, 12 p.m., Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library
Nov. 8–9, Guest lecture and objects workshop
Marjorie Curry Woods, Sue Goldston Lebermann Professor of Liberal Arts Emerita, University of Texas, Austin
- Lecture, “The Arrested Hand," 4:30 p.m., Carpenter 21
- Objects Workshop, Tuesday, 4–6 p.m., Canaday 205
Spring 2022: CSTS 310/610 Forming the Classics from Papyrus to Print (Conybeare, Pumroy), Thursdays 1:10-4 p.m., Canaday 205
Friday Finds: A series of informal lunchtime chats about historical and cultural objects held in Bryn Mawr's Special Collections. Events begin at noon in the Rare Book Room, on the first floor of Canaday Library, and last about an hour, unless otherwise specified.
Curating Art of the Global Middle Ages, Delaware Valley Medieval Association, Fall Meeting, Sept. 25, 2021
Virtual Roundtable, facilitated by Prof. Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College