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Paleography and the Book Lecture 2023
Well-versed in the history of Latin script, David Ganz explores the origins of influential scripts, such as Caroline minuscule and Italian humanistic, showing how they served as models for the typefaces like Times Roman, which we know and use today. He discusses how transformative changes in script and typography have changed history.

May 3, 2023 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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David Ganz
David Ganz writes extensively about early Medieval Latin manuscripts. From 1980 to 1997, he taught in the Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then Ganz was appointed as Professor of Palaeography in the University of London at King’s College from 1997 to 2010. He has also taught at the Ecole des Chartes in Paris and as Visiting Professor at the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame. Ganz has held research fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton and the Department of Manuscripts of the Staatsbibliothek Preussische Kulturbesitz in Berlin. Learn more >> https://paleographyandthebooklecture.uchicago.edu/renowned-scholar-david-ganz