When Johann Gutenberg and his team published their Bible in the mid-1450s, what they were selling to buyers were sets of sheets, sheets of either paper or parchment that had text printed on them. What they were not selling were books—not, at least, if we take “book,” as we usually do, to imply a codex that is ready to read by turning a series of leaves held together at one edge. As I have written before, when a monastery, church, or private individual bought a Bible from Gutenberg, they had to find a scribe to add red text to spaces that the printers had left blank. Gutenberg’s customers had to find bookbinders, too.
Sylvia Feghali is an undergraduate intern in Education and Public Engagement at the Ransom Center, a position which interested Sylvia because she wanted to work with people within and outside of the Ransom Center, facilitate interpersonal relationships, and strengthen her communication and public speaking skills. [Read more…] about Q&A with Sylvia Feghali, undergraduate intern in Education and Public Engagement
During the holidays, the Ransom Center will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. [Read more…] about December holiday hours
Actor, writer, producer, and Shakespeare aficionado Paul O’Mahony is one of five actors traveling across the United States with Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS). This year, the acting troupe is performing [Read more…] about Q&A: Actor from the London stage Paul O’Mahony
The Ransom Center Galleries will be open during Labor Day weekend, including on Monday, September 5. [Read more…] about Labor Day weekend hours