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  • Workshop

Making [and Remaking] Texts: Past, Present, and Future

Through crafting our own collages, codices, and cut-outs, this two-hour workshop encourages us to learn through enacting as we explore how manuscripts have been created and recreated across time by human beings.

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November 20, 2024, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Kislak Center Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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Open to the Public

Hosted by: SIMS and Kislak Center

Ms. Coll 713, Breviary Collage

Manuscripts come to us across hundreds of years, and many undergo myriad mediations as they traverse deep time. What are some common modifications people have made to manuscripts? How did they do this? And how were manuscripts created in the first place?

Come and look at some of the manuscripts held at Penn that have been cut up, remixed, rewritten, and rebound. Hear Penn experts discuss these texts, including an overview of the materials and practices through which manuscripts were made initially. Then, take a pair of scissors and cut your own from paper print-outs drawn from the OPenn repository.

Through crafting our own collages, codices, and cut-outs, this two-hour workshop encourages us to learn through enacting as we explore how manuscripts have been created and recreated across time by human beings.

Please contact Dot Porter (dorp@upenn.edu) with any questions.