Researchers’ Night on September 28

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We are looking forward to seeing you at our program entitled “In the wake of language relics, codices and old books”. To be held on Friday September 28, 2018, the event is related to Researchers’ Night 2018. The program will include a mini exhibition and a mini conference.

How do the old language relics, codices and books survive all those centuries? What are their stories telling the experts, and via them, the general public? What are their stories in the first place? How did they find their way to public collections, and what can we do for them? Such and similar questions will be answered by the expert speakers of the night. Meanwhile, visitors will have an opportunity to look at a recently discovered language relic, and the world history from 1559, which had been bound together with the destroyed codex of the oldest Hungarian song book, surviving the calamities of World War II.

18.00: Judit Lauf (National Széchényi Library): Language relic between the lines in “decorative binding”
18.20: Hunor Boér (Székely National Museum): Cantio iucunda (about an exhibition)
18.40: Gábor Kiss Farkas (Eötvös Loránd University): Penmen, literates and songs
19.00: Marianne Érdi (National Széchényi Library): Chronica in the restorer workshop

Venue: National Széchényi Library, Ceremonial Hall on Floor 6, H-1014 Budapest, 4-5-6 Szent György Square (Wing “F” of Buda Royal Palace)

Date: Friday September 28, 2018, 18.00–20.00