The Science of Parchment Symposium

Thu, March 23, 201710:15 AM - 6:00 PM

"The Science of Parchmentʺ brings together scholars in the humanities and the sciences for collaborative work applying new scientific techniques to the study of medieval books. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -- flyer here
Meacham Auditorium

10:15-10:30 a.m.: Opening remarks
          Glen Krutz, Provost’s Office, Vice President for Academic Initiatives
         Joyce Coleman, Director, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

10:30-11:45 a.m.: “Digitized Vellum: Discoveries in 2D and 3D”
         Bill Endres
         OU English Department

11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch break

1:30-2:45 p.m.: “The Genetics of Grime and Dust”
         Christina Warinner, OU Anthropology Department
2:45-3:00 p.m.: Refreshments, Meacham lobby

3:00-4:15 p.m.: “Animals in the Archives”
         Special guests:
         Bruce Holsinger
         University of Virginia, English Department
         MaAhew Collins
         University of York, Archaeology Department
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Reception
         Bizzell Library, 5th Floor
         Special Collections Lobby
         Viewing of “Science of Parchment” exhibit, Special Collections Reading Room

5:00 p.m.: Tour of Digitization Lab, leaving from Special Collections Lobby

You are also invited to “Archaeology of the Invisible: A Discussion and Guided Tour of OUʹs Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR)”
         with MaAhew Collins and Christina Warinner
         March 24, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
         4 Partners Place, Room 3065
         301 David L. Boren Blvd.

with lab tour at
         Stephenson Research & Technology Center
         101 David L. Boren Blvd.

Supported by generous funding from the Provost’s Office, OU Libraries,  the Humanities Forum, and the History of Science Department.

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For accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 325-0595 or email