Events

Decoding the Dragon Exhibit

Date: Saturday, 9/28/2019 – ongoing

Location: Snell Library lobby, Northeastern University 

The exhibit showcases the interdisciplinary historical, codicological, musicological, and bioarchaeological research on Northeastern University’s only parchment manuscript, the late fifteenth century Dragon Prayer Book, since its discovery in 2011.

Created by faculty lead Dr. Erika Boeckeler (English), student project lead Laura Packard (English); and Student Research Team Members Zak Ganhadeiro (Biology), Connor Hamill (Political Science), James Packard (Computer Science/Computer Engineering), Vijeta Saini (English M.A.), and Natalya Jean (English & Graphic Design).

Funded by the Humanities Center, CSSH, CoS, the English Department, the Honors Program, and Snell Library.

 

Chant the Dragon

Date: Sunday, 10/27/2019 8PM-10PM

Location: Raytheon Amphitheatre, 120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115, Northeastern University

Hear the NU Madrigal Singers perform music from the fifteenth century Dragon Prayer Book, Northeastern University’s only parchment manuscript.  The concert is connected to the Decoding the Dragon exhibit at Northeastern University’s Snell Library. 

 

Discuss the Dragon

Date: Thursday, 11/7/2019 3PM-4:30PM

Location: TBD

Local experts from inside and outside academia pair with student researchers from the Dragon Prayer Book Project to discuss the advantages and limitations of traditional and digital/scientific tools for research, non-traditional formats for teaching and presenting research, and the rewards & challenges of interdisciplinary research. 

Speakers include: Jessica Chloros (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum) + Zak Ganhadiero (Biology, COS);  Dr. Laura Light (Les Enluminures) + Laura Packard (English, CSSH). 

 

Past Events

Read the Dragon

Date: Thursday, 10/3/2019 11AM-1PM

Location: 90 Snell Library (basement of Snell Library, Northeastern University)

Learn to decode and transcribe the late fifteenth century Latin of the Dragon Prayer Book, Northeastern University’s only parchment manuscript.  The workshop is connected to the Decoding the Dragon exhibit at Northeastern University’s Snell Library.  Lunch will be served. Attendees are invited to view the manuscript in Special Collections beginning at 11:00.

Led by Erika Boeckeler, Associate Professor of English and Laura Packard, English major.