Movie with a Curator | The Name of the Rose


Need a study break?

Sunday, December 7 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Lownes Room of the John Hay Library, enjoy a couple of hours immersed in the world of medieval manuscripts, both on film and in the original vellum, as we watch feature film The Name of the Rose, based on the novel of the same name by Umberto Eco.

Medievalist Bill Monroe, Curator of Humanities and the Ancient World at the John Hay Library, will be your guide for this tour of the manuscript tradition and early printing. Some choice works from the Annmary Brown Collection will be shown.

This event is sponsored by the John Russell Bartlett Society, a group of Rhode Island book collectors, book crafts-people, and book readers who meet periodically for the purpose of engaging in good talk about books as objects.

Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Lownes Room, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street, Providence