[Hum_Calendar_Events] CMRS History of the Book Lecture on October 17th at 3pm
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The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to the
Eighteenth History of the Book Lecture, "Archimedes in Bits: The Digital
Presentation of a Write-Off" by Dr. William Noel on Friday, October 17,
2008, at 3:00 pm in UCLA Royce Hall room 314.
William Noel directs an international program to conserve, image, and
study the Archimedes Palimpsest, the unique source for three treatises
by the ancient Greek mathematician. After ten years of intense work, the
project to retrieve erased texts from the thirteenth-century Byzantine
palimpsest is nearing completion. The results have been extraordinary,
changing scholarly perception of Archimedes' contribution to the western
tradition of mathematical thought, and revealing entirely new texts from
the ancient world. In this lecture, Dr. Noel will discuss the project,
and present the results.
Dr. Noel is Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at The Walters Art
Museum in Baltimore. He received his PhD in 1993 from Cambridge
University, England, and is on the faculty of the Rare Book School at
the University of Virginia, and is an Adjunct Professor in the History
of Art at Johns Hopkins University. Among the positions he has held are
Director of Studies in the History of Art, Downing College, Cambridge
University, and Assistant Curator of Manuscripts at The J. Paul Getty
Museum in Los Angeles. He has directed the Archimedes Palimpsest project
since January 1999. The project's website can be found online at
Advance registration is required! Email CMRS at cmrs at humnet.ucla.edu, or
call 310-825-1880, to sign-up or get additional information.
Seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; no
assigned seats. Campus parking permits may be purchased for $9 on the
day of the event from the UCLA Parking Services kiosk at the campus
entrance at Hilgard and Westholme Avenues.
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