Deciphering the Archimedes Palimpsest and Creating Digital Manuscripts

Video of  William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore speaks lectures on the conservation, imaging and scholarship of the Archimedes Palimpsest, a privately owned codex that has been revealed to contain unique texts not only of Archimedes of Syracuse, but also of Hyperides, an Athenian orator from the fourth century BC, and of Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle’s categories.  Dr. Noel will discuss the history of the book and the history of the project, its digital presentation on the web, and mention other manuscript imaging projects currently underway at the Walters Art Museum.

Originally given June 29, 2009