Mystery Anthology I: Lost Poems in an Italian Recipe Book

When: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning—McPherson Library, room A003

Dr. Adrienne Williams Boyarin (Department of English)

The first of two talks this academic year on a mysterious item in the Bruce and Dorothy Brown Collection, one of UVic’s few Italian language manuscripts: a personal collection of culinary and medicinal recipes, charms, scrawled notes and doodles. In this strange and messy book are many secrets and delights. Dr. Williams Boyarin will reveal lost medieval poetry that lies, unnoticed and unseen until recently, in and beneath its pages.

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A003

Manuscripts on Mondays provides an opportunity for the campus and the community to explore medieval and early modern manuscripts from Special Collections. These handwritten documents, including Books of Hours, a genealogical scroll, and legal documents, are a window into the past.

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