Book as Object
Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Workshop Leaders: Professor James Carley and Dr Ryan Perry
Location: Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives
Within the reading rooms of Canterbury Cathedral Library and Archives, participants will be introduced to a rich resource of items which date back to the 8th century. The material of the codex can reveal much about its history and use. This workshop will therefore consider manuscripts and rare books as physical objects. The session will further discuss the many various ways of investigating a book as an artefact, rather than solely as a receptacle of text.