Special Collections, Ellis Library
Kathryn Rudy is one of the leading experts in the study of medieval manuscripts, woodcuts and other objects. She is widely respected for pioneering use of a denistomiter to study "dirty" books and she is the author of numerous books and articles. She is also a fiber artisrt and recently was awarded funding to travel the world studying traditional dying and weaving techniques. She is a leading expert in using technology to investigate how medieval people used their manuscripts, developing new techniques for pollen analysis, three-dimensional photography, parchment thickness analysis and DNA analysis of stains with funding from the Leverhulme Trust.
Wed. Feb. 19, 1:00 – 3:00