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9:30 am, Saturday, November 5, 2022
Newcomer Center, Room 19

Old Book Made New: The Surprising Wisdom of Erasmus for Today: An Intercollegiate Symposium

Erasmus was the intellectual rockstar of 16th-century Europe. Keynote speaker Dr. Greta Kroeker, along with students, professors and librarians, explore the influence of Erasmus on the Anabaptist movement, his ongoing relevance, and the value of preserving physical volumes. In the spirit of Erasmus' use of new technology (printing), this in-person and virtual symposium connects participants with each other and Erasmus' rare books at Mennonite colleges across Canada and the United States. Sponsored by the Marpeck Dean's Fund and the Bison Fund.

Saturday, Nov. 5

9:30 a.m.: Rare book show and tell

10:00 a.m.: Student presentations

With GC students Olivia Krall, Emily Strzelecki, and others

12:15 p.m.: Break

1:15 p.m.: Roundtable: The Contemporary Relevance of Erasmus

With Dr. Kroeker, GC's Dr. Breanna J. Nickel and others

2:15 p.m.: Roundtable: The Future of Rare Book Libraries in a Digital Age

With Dr. Kroeker, AMBS's Karl Stutzman, GC's Joe Springer and others

3:00 p.m.: Closing

Contact: Joe Springer, phone 574-535-7421, email joeas@goshen.edu

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