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Uncovering the Story: Old Books, New Science, and the Silk Roads with Dr. Alexandra Gillespie

Lunchtime Lecture

Uncovering the Story: Old Books, New Science, and the Silk Roads with Dr. Alexandra Gillespie

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 1 pm
Price: $20 regular, $15 seniors, $12 students, Friends FREE
Includes same-day admission to the galleries

Discover the back story behind Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads with an enthralling talk featuring the leader of the Toronto-based research team whose cutting-edge work made the exhibition possible.

 

Dr. Alexandra Gillespie will delve into the deep explorations and important discoveries of the University of Toronto’s Mellon Foundation-funded Books and the Silks Roads project. In her Lunchtime Lecture on October 28, she will illuminate the art, science, and inspiration driving the initiative, which “maps connections between parts of the premodern world by describing the technology of the book.”

 

Only 70 spots are available for this talk in the Museum’s Auditorium. Guests can present their tickets at the Visitor Services Desk to redeem same-day admission to the Museum's galleries. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Hidden Stories for yourself and also go “behind the scenes” with an expert behind the exhibition!

 

BIO

 

Alexandra Gillespie is Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga, Vice-President of the University of Toronto, and Professor of English and Medieval studies. Her research is concerned with medieval and early modern texts and books. Gillespie is especially interested in the shift from manuscript to print, the relationship between book history, literary criticism, and literary theory; the global development of early book technologies; and digital and non-destructive scientific approaches to the study of premodern books.

 

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Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads

October 9, 2021–February 27, 2022




Hidden Stories: Books Along the Silk Roads presented in collaboration with


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