Coffee with a Codex: an Hour of Hours

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 12:00to13:00
McLennan Library Building fourth floor landing, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C9, CA
open illuminated book of hours


Join Dot Porter and Nicholas Herman of the University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Centre, and Ann Marie Holland of McGill’s Rare books and special collections for Coffee with a Codex; An Hour of Hours.

We will be looking through medieval books of Hours from both McGill’s and the U Penn collections, comparing notes, illuminations, and traditions in this joint edition of “Coffee with a Codex.” As curators we so often speak about and for our collections – in this event we are going to let our collections talk to each other. We invite you to grab a cup of coffee and join us or tune in over lunch hour for an illuminating hour with our books of hours!

Note: this will be a Hybrid event and we welcome those in the Montreal area to attend in person. We welcome all to tune in via Zoom. Please indicate on the RSVP form how you will attend.


About the Speakers

Dot Porter

As Curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Dot Porter participates in a wide-ranging digital humanities research and development team within the context of a special collections department. Dot's projects focus on the digitization and visualization of medieval manuscripts.


Nicholas Herman

Nick is the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Curator at the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and Medieval Studies Librarian at Penn Libraries. His teaching and research focus on manuscript illumination and its intersection with other media in fifteenth- and early-sixteenth-century Europe.


Ann Marie Holland

Ann Marie Holland is a librarian and curator of the manuscript collection at McGill’s Rare and Special Collections. She also curates the William Colgate History of Printing Collection, enlightenment collections, and has a particular interest in historical tourist guides.


Coffee with a Codex

An informal lunch or coffee time to meet virtually with Kislak curators and talk about one of the manuscripts from Penn's collections. Each week we'll feature a different manuscript and the expertise of one of our curators. Everyone is welcome to attend. See more on the series: https://schoenberginstitute.org/coffee-with-a-codex/



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