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Boissonnas and Egypt Conference Invitation | 2 November 2017 | Royal Geographical Society

Boissonnas and Egypt Conference

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR
United Kingdom
2nd November 2017

The conference will present different perspectives on the context of 1920s Egypt in relation to Boissonnas’s work and explore wider debates around photography and cultural geography.

The conference will be followed by a private view of the exhibition from 17.30-19.30.

Prof. Nicholas Pickwoad on BBC World News

The interview can now be viewed here:

Following the identification by multi-spectral imaging of the texts of early medical treatises, apparently including one by Hippocrates, in the under-texts of palimpsests in the library of the monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai, Nicholas Pickwoad was interviewed by Matthew Amroliwala.

Fifteenth-century Germanic binding

Board-attachment lacing patterns from the early middle ages onwards are enormously varied, and carry within them the possibility of identifying national, local and even workshop provenances. Chris found this example, with its very distinctive lacing pattern, on a fifteenth-century Germanic binding on a manuscript copy of Jacopo de Voragine, Sermones de tempore with oak boards covered in pink-stained alum-tawed skin.

Blocks Plates Stones Conference | Institute of English Studies

BLOCKS PLATES STONES: Matrices/Printing Surfaces in Research and Collection

21 September 2017, Courtauld Institute of Art & British Academy, London

Details and programme:

Convenor: Dr Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies)

Progress report

At the end of this week, Marco Di Bella, who has been working on the project since the end of March returns to Palermo with his wife Ilya and their tiny son Lorenzo. Marco has been working on rehousing the slides after they have been scanned and inputting data into the database. We hope to open it online at the end of the summer and, with the help of current crowdfunding to continue the creation of the metadata with new project assistants until it is finished.

ONE OF A KIND - celebrating the life and work of Christopher Clarkson

On Monday 26th June over 130 friends and family of Christopher Clarkson came together in London to celebrate his life, share stories and raise a glass in his memory. Many people travelled from afar to pay tribute to their tutor, friend, colleague and relative. In preparation for the event we received wonderful photographs from all over the world which were displayed on the day and contributed greatly to the celebration.

From research to practice

I am a chemist by profession and a bookbinder by choice. Since getting my bachelor's degree, I have devoted myself to the study of bookbinding and its history, as well as the constructive techniques and the materials used for the craft. This interest took me to Volos, Greece in 2007, where I took the course Identifying bookbinding structure for conservation and cataloguing organized by Ligatus Research Centre.


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