A new exhibit in the Carleton College Laurence McKinley Gould Library explores medieval manuscripts and how medieval peoples produced and derived meaning from word and image. The “Process of Illumination: Word, Image and the Scribal Imagination in the Middle Ages” investigates the relationship between word and image in the Middle Ages by critically examining a variety of medieval manuscripts in facsimile.
The exhibit opens Wednesday, Nov. 5 and will be on display through Jan. 5, 2015. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5. This event is free and open to the public.
Created by Carleton students currently enrolled in a history class led by professor William North, “”Process of Illumination” is designed to understand what it meant to be “literate” in medieval times, and the ways in which the meanings derived from words and imaged in the Middle Ages helps to ultimately shape society.