Saturday, 27 February, 2016
The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Social Hall / 8:00pm (Light Refreshments following lecture)
From Tashkent to Toronto, from Parchment to Screens: Writing the Self in the Digital Age
Ted Bishop, Professor, University of Alberta
Diverse cultures throughout the world have used ink for everything from love letters and poetry, to peace treaties and recording the Word of God. Have you ever wondered about the story of ink and what will happen to writing in the 21st century? Ted Bishop, author of the Social Life of Ink and the world expert on ink history, explores the multiple histories of ink and its future in the digital age. Professor Bishop will be joined in conversation by Greti Dinkova-Brunn, Fellow and Librarian of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS).
This lecture is part of the ‘Inspired by Signs Lecture Series’ and is presented by Aga Khan Council for Canada, Aga Khan Museum and Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.