Cocktails & Conversation with Penn Libraries in Dallas

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:30pm— 8:30pm
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The Perot Companies
3000 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75219
United States
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Cara Rogers


Bob Vicente, WG’96, Mimi Hoesley Slater, C’07, and the Penn Libraries Orrery Society Council invite you to:

Cocktails & Conversation with Dr. William Noel, Associate Vice Provost for Special Collections & External Strategic Partnerships, and Director of the Kislak Center & the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Dr. Will Noel
Will oversees the collections, research services and public programs of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. As founding Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, he orchestrates its integration with Penn's broad primary-source holdings and guides the programs that support scholarship in the many disciplines that draw on the Libraries' rare and unique materials. In addition, Will works to advance key partnerships and engagements between the Penn Libraries and libraries and cultural institutions locally, nationally and internationally.

A specialist in the fields of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman manuscripts, Will came to Penn in 2012 from The Walters Art Museum where he had been Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books since 1997.

Will has groundbreaking experience in the application of digital technologies to manuscript studies and is especially well known for directing an international program to conserve, image and study the Archimedes Palimpsest, the unique source for three treatises by the ancient Greek mathematician. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities he built the Digital Walters, an open access library that presents full digital surrogates and catalogs of illuminated Islamic, English, Dutch, Central European, Armenian, Byzantine, Ethiopian and Flemish manuscripts.

Will has published extensively, including a book with co-author Professor Reviel Netz, The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist. After receiving his Ph.D. from Cambridge University England, Will held positions at Downing College, Cambridge University, as Director of Studies in the History of Art; and at The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, as Assistant Curator of Manuscripts. He is on the faculty of the Rare Book School of the University of Virginia, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History of Art at Penn

Space is limited, and registration will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.

All guests must be 21+ of age. Please RSVP by January 3.
All inquiries may be directed to Cara Rogers at [email protected].

Business Casual Attire. Complimentary Valet.

Hosted by the Penn Libraries Orrery Society Council:

Tracey B. Appelbaum, W’88, WG’94
James Blank, C'88
Sandra Choi Brigode, WG’99, Co-Chair
Jason D. Busch, C'97, G'97
Scott J. Glosserman, C’99, Co-Chair
Melissa London Hilfers, C’95
Elizabeth Hitchcock, GAR'92
Jon Jachman, W'99
Andrew P. Kowell, C’01
Masha Kowell, G’07, GR’13
Matthew J. Mezvinsky, W’03
Katherine Lee Montrone, W’89
Fanny Pertnoy, C'07
Mimi Hoesley Slater, C’07
Jenna Bertocchi Stapleton, C’96
Jeff Weiss, C’99, WG’07
Richard Westreich, C'95
Stacy Westreich, C'97

The Penn Libraries Orrery Society honors and supports access to scholarly information through the acquisition of print and digital information resources, the digitization and conservation of materials, and gifts of collections.

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Date: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 (Please register by Jan 3)
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: The Perot Companies, 300 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX
Cost: Complimentary; first come, first served
Attire: Business Casual Attire
Parking: Complimentary valet

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The Perot Companies

3000 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, United States,
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