Welcome to The Book!

The Book showcases the work of students in the First-Year seminar, The Information Age and the Digital Divide. Through our work on the exhibition, the students and I engaged with the variety and diversity of rare books, working closely with Richard Ring, the Director of the Watkinson Library. This exhibition features a book of hours, an almanac, primers, a builder’s manual and a sailor’s assistant, medical guides, atlases, a captivity narrative, a tune book and a miniature bible. We observed, interpreted, researched, and shared our research findings on these books as part of a section of the seminar devoted to the history of the book. The Book will be on view in the atrium of the Trinity College Library from October 23 until November 30, 2012.

Erin Valentino