Join the Making and Knowing Project for the release of its digital critical edition of the sixteenth-century art and technical manuscript, BnF Ms. Fr. 640. Five years in the making, Secrets of Craft and Knowledge in Renaissance France: A Digital Critical Edition of BnF Ms. Fr. 640 resulted from collaborative pedagogy and research. The edition allows users to read and experience the manuscript’s firsthand accounts of trials with many materials and techniques of metalworking, painting, imitation gem production, preservation of animals, plants, and much else. The text is augmented with multimedia essays, researched through hands-on reconstruction of the manuscript’s recipes in the Making and Knowing Project Laboratory.
Please RSVP to attend, and drop by as your schedule permits. Remarks and brief demonstrations of the Edition at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Tours of the Making and Knowing Project Laboratory will take place at approximately 6:00 and 7:00 pm.