March 21 is Write Like a Scribe Day

Join Professor Jeffrey Cohen from the GW English Department and his Chaucer class for hands-on history at Write Like a Scribe Day. 

View selected manuscripts from Gelman’s Special Collections and then use the latest technology of the fourteenth century – a quill that you will make yourself, ink, and parchment (the real animal skin kind) –  to create your own page. Get your hands dirty and learn something about history you can’t necessarily find in a book – how the media you use in part determines the possibilities for the writing and story-telling you can undertake. 

Medieval(ish) refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

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