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From Paper to Plastic: Epigraphic Squeezes, Photogrammetry, and 3D Printing

by Kelvin Smith Library

Educational/Awareness Sustainability Library Event Digital Scholarship Digital Humanities Cultural Arts Empowerment

Sat, 20 Oct 2018

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Kelvin Smith Library, Hatch Reading Room, 2nd Floor

11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States

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Early Classicists and Archeologists of the 19th and 20th centuries utilized paper in a very interesting way. Bringing entire stone structures back to an epigraphist's home institution would indeed have been a problematic undertaking so they used paper to make impressions of the inscriptions they wanted to study after leaving a cultural heritage site. This process is called making "squeezes."

Join Charlie Harper, Ph.D. and Andrew R. Mancuso at the Kelvin Smith Library for a discussion and demonstration on this process, view historic squeezes from prominent Classics faculty of CWRU held in our Special Collections, and learn about new technologies that are being employed for preservation and research today. Attendees are also invited to take their newfound knowledge into the field for an optional workshop at the nearby Doan Brook walls to make their own squeezes. The discussion and demonstration will take place in the Hatch Reading Room on the 2nd floor of Kelvin Smith Library from 11 AM - 12 PM. Afterward, participants wishing to go into the field can meet at the corner of North Park Blvd. and Bellfield Ave. in Cleveland Heights (free street parking) by 1 PM and stay as long as they like. Contact Andrew at labcoat@case.edu for any questions or additional information regarding the event.



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Kelvin Smith Library, Hatch Reading Room, 2nd Floor

11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States

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