‘Archaic Mark: A Remarkable Manuscript Treasure or a Modern Day Counterfeit?’ lecture by Margaret Mitchell

The Archaic Mark

The “Archaic Mark.” University of Chicago Library, Goodspeed Manuscript Collection Ms. 972, New Testament, Gospels.

At this Library Society lecture on November 7, in conjunction with the exhibition Swiss Treasures, Dean Margaret Mitchell will tell the remarkable story of one of the University of Chicago’s own biblical manuscripts in the Goodspeed Bible Collection, ‘Archaic Mark,’ and the team efforts required to determine once and for all whether this miniature codex is a valuable fourteenth century manuscript of the Gospel according to Mark—or a clever modern counterfeit.

Prior to the program, Anne Knafl, Bibliographer for Religion and Philosophy, will give a tour of the exhibition Swiss Treasures: From Biblical Papyrus and Parchment to Erasmus, Zwingli, Calvin, and Barth.

5:00 p.m.- Exhibition Tour
5:45 p.m.- Lecture
6:45 p.m.- Reception
7:30 p.m.- Optional Dinner ($45)

The tour, lecture and reception are free. Registration is highly recommended.

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