A Dominican Prayer Book, created in the 15th century, from the Northeastern archives joins manuscripts spanning the 9th to the 17th centuries in “the largest exhibit of pre-1600 manuscripts ever mounted in North America.” Students in a “History of Books” class helped determine the date of the book’s creation, notes Giordana Mecagni, above, head of special collections at Northeastern.
For Valentine’s Day, we asked Northeastern faculty to analyze what the holiday means for businesses and your health, and how it all started in the first place.
English professor Erika Boeckeler and University Libraries staff hosted local children for an interactive lesson about Shakespeare and the history of the book.
Last week, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company began its 16th annual “Shakespeare on the Common” season with “All’s Well That Ends Well.” We asked Erika Boeckeler—an assistant professor of English who recently returned from a postdoctoral fellowship at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. — for some insight into one of The Bard’s lesser-known works.
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