"From Tablet to Tablet: A History of Books" taught at the Smithsonian
On March 15, 2014, Cary curator, Steve Galbraith, will be teaching a day-long seminar on the history of the written and printed word through the Smithsonian Associates educational lecture series in Washington, DC. The course entitled, "From Tablet to Tablet: A History of Books," will be filled with images of artifacts dating from 2300 B.C. to the present. Participants will also have the opportunity to view items on display from the Cary Collection, including a cuneiform tablet, papyrus fragments, medieval manuscripts, an early printed book, and a selection of early tablet computers. This is the second time Dr. Galbraith has been invited to lead a Smithsonian Associates seminar since his tenure at the Cary Collection.