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We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Ms. Yasmeen Khan, Head of the Paper Conservation at the Library of Congress, on October 21, 5:00–6:30 PM EST (5:00–6:45 PM CST). The title of her presentation is “From the Cover Inwards: A Conservator’s Approach to Reading Bound Manuscripts.” Please register for the conference using the link provided below. Registration is free.
Registration link: https://upenn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-01fqS91TCqPheKmfw44kQ
The lecture will be presented in a hybrid mode. We will be hosting an in-person viewing party at the Van Pelt Library (Lippincott 242, Seminar Room). No registration is required for the in-person event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us for the after-party dinner.
The public lecture is sponsored by the Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, Rare Book School, University of Virginia, as well as by the University of Pennsylvania’s South Asia Center, Department of Religious Studies, and Department of South Asia Studies.
This public lecture will be the keynote address for a day-long symposium that we are organizing virtually at the Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on the same day. The title of our symposium is “Material Texts in Post-Print South Asia: Approaches to “History of the Book.” Please find the details of our symposium and presenters as an attachment here.
We look forward to your attendance at the public lecture.
Megan Robb and Pranav Prakash
Pranav Prakash, Junior Research, Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.