Books and beasts: the anatomy of the textual corpus

Monday 22 June 2015 6.00 p.m.

A lecture by Matthew Collins (York), Stephen Milner (Manchester) and Caroline Checkley-Scott (Manchester) at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace,  London, SW1Y 5AH.

In the 500th anniversary year of the death of the most famous adopter of the new technology of print, Aldus Manutius, join three leading academics as they explore another technological revolution – reshaping the history of textual production. Drawing together the expertise of bioarchaeologists, conservators and historians of the book, this event will showcase new ways of reading that are emerging through the collection and analysis of the biological data contained in the literal corpus of the text, the skin upon which it was written or printed.

Please contact Kirsten Amor if you wish to attend.