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History Students Curate Exhibit on Medieval Manuscripts

November 6, 2012

Carleton students have curated an exhibition on the medieval book, currently on display in the Gould Library. The exhibition, titled “If You Give a Monk a Manuscript: Constructing Knowledge in the Early Medieval Ages,” is on display through January 1.

“If You Give a Monk a Manuscript” explores how knowledge was constructed and disseminated more than one thousand years ago. The exhibition showcases medieval manuscripts written by monks and other scribes from the early middle ages and includes original material prepared by students. The course that created the exhibition, “Early Medieval Worlds,” looks at social and cultural developments in Europe between 250 and 1050, and it is one of many courses on Medieval Europe taught by Carleton College professor of history William North, director of Carleton’s medieval and renaissance studies program.

“If You Give a Monk a Manuscript” is free and open to the public during normal library operating hours; for current hours, visit go.carleton.edu/library. The Gould Library is located near the end of College Street on the Carleton College campus in Northfield.

Written by Jacob Cohn '13