The Bodleian Libraries set up Heritage Science just over three years ago in acknowledgement of an increasing demand for analysis and other scientific support. Of particular interest is Raman spectroscopy which is being borrowed' from Durham University, and a hyperspectral Imaging system. There is a very small laboratory housing this equipment but demonstrations of both will be possible to a small audience. There will also be a demonstration of ENVI software which is being used to interrogate the hyperspectral data for both material identification and revealing hidden texts. The laboratory is within the totally upgraded Weston Library (Previously New Bodleian) and a tour of the Exhibition spaces, Reading Rooms, centre for Digital Scholarship and public spaces can easily be arranged.
Catering: Bring own lunch or accompany David Howell to Balliol where lunch can be purchased at a reasonable cost.
For enquiries please contact David Howell.
Closing date for registrations: Thursday 10 November 2016.