Monday, November 11, 2019
12:00 PM
1400 Wegmans Hall
Gregory Heyworth
University of Rochester
Textual Science
I will be talking about Textual Science, a hybrid discipline that combines traditional skills of the textual scholar—paleography, codicology, bibliography—with those of the scientist—imaging science, material forensic science, data science, computer science. The result are researchers trained in skills that will allow them to help recover lost or damaged cultural heritage objects from manuscripts to paintings, maps and other inscribed 2 and 3D objects.
Gregory is currently an Associate Professor of English and Textual Science, as well as the director of the Lazarus Project, using multi-spectral imaging to recover texts and images lost to damage. Gregory is currently designing a Textual Science curriculum with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and will launch a degree program, with collaboration from RIT, in 2021.