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Lecture: Medieval Manuscripts with Christopher de Hamel

April 27, 2018
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission, registration required

Hear from Christopher de Hamel, one of the world’s leading experts on medieval manuscripts, as he shares insight from his prize-winning book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts.

Made possible by the Mickie Silverstein Endowed Fund

About the Speaker 

Christopher de Hamel is perhaps the best-known name worldwide in the field of medieval manuscripts. He has written multiple books on manuscripts and book collecting, many of which have been translated into at least seven languages, and he has also lectured throughout the world. For nearly forty years he worked at Sotheby’s London in the Department  of Western Manuscripts and later as a consultant. Recently retired as Librarian of the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, he is Fellow of the College, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a member of the Roxburghe Club. In 2016 he published the best-selling book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts for which he was awarded the prestigious Wolfson History and Duff Cooper Prizes. 

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Masters of Zweder van Culembourg. Nehemiah before King Artaxerxes, initial ‘C’ from a Bible (detail), c. 1430. Gift of Sandra Hindman.