Category Archives: Travels

On the Road: The Manuscript Road Trip Reaches Chapel Hill

Lisa Fagin Davis’s popular virtual road trip has reached the Carolinas. Enjoy learning about some of UNC’s great medieval treasures, including its oldest Western manuscript, a detail of which is shown above. Go to the lively blog and read the … Continue reading

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On the Road: The Plantin-Moretus Museum

During a recent visit to Belgium, I stepped back in time to the world of Renaissance printing at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. The museum, honored in 2005 as a UNESCO World Heritage site, preserves the printing workshops, office, and private living quarters of the … Continue reading

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On the Road: Spring Break & Kindles Past

This past week was UNC’s Spring break, and most of our students have been away, at their families’ homes or traveling. No doubt, they’ve all had with them electronic devices: smartphones, iPads, laptops, and Kindles. And maybe some made their … Continue reading

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On the Road: Armenian Exercises

A month ago, this blogger found herself in the spectacular landscape of Armenia, deep in the Trans-Caucasus, skirting the borders of Georgia, Turkey, Iran, and Azerbaijan. Armenia is well known for being the first country to establish Christianity as its official … Continue reading

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On the Road: Libraries Without Books

Some of us have been traveling of late, and we thought you might enjoy a few pictures from our journeys. This blogger ended up at the easternmost end of Turkey. There she visited the amazing Ishak Pasha Palace on the … Continue reading

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