The Scribe Petros and his Pupils (detail), Gospel Book, Armenian,1386. Artist unknown, Lake Van region. Ms. Ludwig II 6, fol. 13v. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Once and Future Book: On the Nature of Reading


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

How has reading changed from the Middle Ages to the latest digital technologies? Did readers of manuscripts have a different relationship to the written word than readers of tablets and iPads? Kathryn Rudy, senior lecturer in art history at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and Steve Wasserman, editor-at-large at Yale University Press, discuss the nature of reading—past, present, and future.

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