Past Awardee

Multi-Spectral Imaging and Analysis of Manuscript Materials

Chatham Ewing

College: Library
Award year: 2009-2010

The aim of this project is to test the potential for using multi-spectral imaging, digital analysis, and post-processing to uncover lost texts within the manuscripts holdings of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML). We will focus on two fourteenth-century palimpsest manuscripts and a set of twentieth century letter-books that may benefit from this sort of analysis.