Splash Biography

KRISTEN HERDMAN, PhD Candidate in Medieval Studies

Major: Medieval Studies

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kristen is a graduate student who works in late medieval art history, with a focus on material culture and book history. In her free time, she is a painter and a printmaker and an avid reader of detective novels.

Past Classes

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A4371: Writing It Down: Early Books from Around the World in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 24, 2021)
Curious what a book from 1470 looks like? What about a sutra scroll from the ninth century? How do books early books from Ethiopia differ from those from Mesoamerica? This course aims to provide an introduction to global book history, focusing on the many diverse ways in which books were created, shared, stored, and treasured in cultures around the world. Making use of extensive digital resources provided by libraries and museums, students will have a change to view and discuss the many different ways in which people have recorded their thoughts, religious teachings, scientific findings, and business transactions.