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Miniature Treasures: Digital Chapbooks at McGill

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  At the beginning of our interview, Sharon Rankin of McGill Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), pulled a tiny, illustrated book from an archival envelope.

Manuscripts in the “New Golden Age”

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Dr. Roger Easton, of Rochester Institute of Technology, spoke to an audience of over 50 people on Wednesday, 20 February, regarding advancements in digital imaging technology and its impact on the future of manuscript studies.

The Art of Science: The Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative

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    Often overlooked after the European Renaissance, the rich world of the rational sciences in Islamic countries is being revealed by the work of Dr. Jamil Ragep and his team at McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies under the umbrella group

“Google Scores”: SIMSSA at McGill

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     Single Interface for Musical Score Searching and Analysis (or SIMSSA) is the brainchild of principal investigator Dr. Ichiro Fujinaga, who, along with Dr. Julie Cumming (McGill) , Dr. Laurent Pugin (RISM, Switzerland) and Dr. George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria),

Ming Qing Women’s Writings

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       Nearly ten years ago, Dr. Grace Fong (McGill) began an ambitious digitization project that made accessible, some for the first time, close to 90 poetry collections produced by Chinese women writers during the Ming and Qing dynasties (spanning