Dr. William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at the Walters Art Museum, will sign copies of his new book, The Archimedes Codex, at the Judge Robert I. H. Hammerman Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Evergreen Museum and Library.

5 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
6 p.m. Lecture

Dr. Noel will provide a fascinating look at the 13th-century prayerbook known to conceal the texts of two treaties by Archimedes. Loaned to the museum by a private collector, the hidden texts are slowly being retrieved by conservators and deciphered by scientists and textual scholars.

The Judge Robert I. H. Hammerman Memorial Lecture was established in 2006 as a tribute to Judge Hammerman’s devotion to scholarship and education for the greater Baltimore and Hopkins communities.

To reserve a seat, please call 410-516-7943 or email sspence@jhu.edu.


One thought on “Friends of the Libraries present: The Archimedes Codex

  1. Excellent lecture. Dr. William Noel gave, with pleasant humor and great clarity, a lively talk in which many interesting pictures accompanied a very complete presentation of all the skills and disciplines involved in retrieving the ancient texts hidden in this palimpsest, the astonishing tribulations of which kept us all on the edge of our chairs with interest.

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