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Research Explorations: Dr. Jo Koster (Virtual Cultural Event)

Research Explorations: Dr. Jo Koster (Virtual Cultural Event)

*Virtual Cultural Event*

Dr. Jo Koster, Professor of English, will present, "Reuniting the Family: The Hunt for Ege MS 6." In the late 1940s, the biblioclast Otto Ege chopped up a number of medieval manuscripts as part of his mission to spread examples of medieval texts to libraries and schools who could never afford to buy a complete manuscript. One of these manuscripts was a Bible copied in 13th century England; one of its pages has ended up in the Winthrop Archives. Another is in my personal collection—and I have found at least 15 additional pages in other collections, including several in South Carolina. Using the principles and techniques of the newly-emerging paleographic subfield of fragmentology, I am attempting to digitally reconstruct this Bible. In my presentation I will describe the search for pages, the digital tools I am using to archive them, and show off the newly-reconstructed Ege 6 as part of the global Fragmentarium project.

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online via Zoom; Registration link: https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuc-uqrDwtGNYSujRhRKmYuBud7Vdq3woo

Research Explorations, a collaboration between Dacus Library and the College of Arts and Sciences, is a speaker series that showcases Winthrop faculty and student research projects. Guest speakers will not only present and discuss their current research projects, they’ll also explain their research methods and processes, such as how to search for sources, how to form research surveys and get IRB approval, how to write abstracts, and how to present research. These are all important skills for new researchers to learn and model, and these presentations are designed to help students learn how to build a framework for structuring their own research projects.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

Event Organizer

Hope Johnson