Reading the Invisible: can biocodicology help interpret the history of a manuscript?

Speaker: Sarah Fiddyment (Cambridge University) @DrSFiddyment

The emerging field of biocodicology explores the biomolecular record trapped inside manuscripts, invisible to the eye in many cases but packed with information. Analysing the proteins and DNA found in these objects can give us a deeper level of understanding of how the object was made and used through its history, highlighting the importance of materiality in an increasingly digital age.

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