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Rare book from Northeastern archives selected for ‘illuminated manuscripts’ display

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.

11/10/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Archivist Giordana Mecagni poses for a photo in the university archives in Snell Library on Nov. 10, 2016.  Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

3Qs: Getting to the heart of the matter

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.


Bringing ‘the magic of Shakespeare’ to life

Eng­lish pro­fessor Erika Boeck­eler and Uni­ver­sity Libraries staff hosted local chil­dren for an inter­ac­tive lesson about Shake­speare and the his­tory of the book.

3Qs: Understanding the Bard

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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Building Meaning: The First Architectural Alphabet

Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011. 149-195.

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