James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture: Bill Endres

We’re happy to welcome Professor Bill Endres from the University of Oklahoma as our guest speaker for our first James C. Meade Friends’ Lecture of the season.

Wednesday, November 28 
6 pm | Lecture, Noble Theater

Free for members | $12 for non-members
Tickets available at the door and seating is first come, first served.

Bill Endres, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

About the lecture:
The Shock and Awe of Illuminated Manuscripts: History, Meaning, Aesthetics, and Digital Excesses

In medieval times, Illuminated manuscripts were the equivalent of today’s IMAX movies. Their splendor inspired awe. Using digital technology, we can generate a commensurate sense of awe as if medieval scribes and artists worked today. However, digital can take us further, helping scholars to recover lost and damaged text and decoration, inviting us to digitally time travel. Through such, we can tick away at countless mysteries, learning more about a manuscript’s origins, artistic techniques, and meaning, inviting us into the wonders of our medieval past.