Around the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire books began to replace scrolls as the primary means of preserving texts. However, for the first 1000 years of books' existence each one was laboriously copied by hand.
The choices made in the design and content had very significant consequences both for the preservation of knowledge and the ways in which readers accessed it.
Dr Cleaver, Ussher Lecturer in Medieval Art at Trinity College, Dublin will explore ways in which medieval manuscripts shape how we think about and access information.
Date: Tuesday 13 February
Venue: Theatre 2, Plymouth University
Tickets: £6 (standard)/£4.20 (concessions)/Peninsula Arts Friends free/ Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA