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PROBE European Researchers' Night

Friday, 28 September 2018, 6 – 9pm

PROBE European Researchers' Night

Trinity Research Theme on Manuscript Book and Print Cultures will share aspects of current research on the early manuscript collections in the Library of Trinity College Dublin. The focus of the presentation/workshop will be on Latin Medieval manuscripts, for which a fully accessible online catalogue is about to be launched. Everyone knows and loves the Book of Kells; but many other items in the Library are remarkable objects in terms of their material, visual and textual characteristics. Why do these old books matter? What do they tell us about the historical and cultural context of their production and circulation? What do they tell us about the individuals who wrote them by hand at a time when hand-writing is gradually disappearing?

Probe at the Long Room Hub 

  • 5-10 minutes presentation of catalogue presented by Anna Chahoud (School of Classics), Mark Faulkner (School of English) and Leanne Harrington (Library)
  • Demonstration of Latin MSS online catalogue, with interactive engagement of audience
  • Rolling presentations with fun MSS details along with ongoing research projects and forthcoming events
  • Guided demonstration and activities - Colouring and calligraphy activities and 'Guess the Age' competition


Accessibility: Yes
Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Children’s activities, Exhibits, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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