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October 1, 2020
This detail of “Yellows, organic,” shows green buckthorn berries above three examples of their use in yellow lake pigments.   This detailed examination of the sources of...
October 1, 2020
Medieval and early modern books are also herds and flocks, bound in and written or printed on the processed skins of goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and other animals.  In this...
October 1, 2020
Learn to read early modern English manuscripts with this online introduction, drawing on a 17th-century student’s penmanship notebook.  “Secretary hand” is the name for...
April 22, 2020
Check out The Census for a new post by Ben Card (graduate student in English, Yale University) on his ongoing series on Hamlet and the philosophy of material texts. The...
April 2, 2020
Check out The Census for a new post by Emily Yankowitz (graduate student in History, Yale University) on the broader meanings of the crossed out or inserted word. The Census ...
February 13, 2020
Check out The Census for a new column by Ben Card (graduate student in English, Yale) on The Philosophy of Material Texts.   Watch this space for new essays by Emily...
January 24, 2020
Check out The Census, the column of the Yale Program in the History of the Book, for the first of a series of essays by Eve Houghton (graduate student in English at Yale) on...