Lecture: “The Fifth-Century Patristic Page: The Implications of Space, Symbols and Numeration for the History of Reading”
Paul Saenger (The Newberry Library)
Presented by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the Friends of the Library
Paul Saenger, Curator Emeritus of The Newberry Library in Chicago, will give a lecture on the early fifth century Latin biblical and patristic page: space, symbols, numeration and color as sources for an historical neurophysiology of reading. The lecture will focus on the early manuscripts of Jerome, Rufinus and Augustine.
Reception to follow in the Laurence K. Shook Common Room, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
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