Talk by Professor D.C. Parker

Professor D.C. Parker, Director of ITSEE, will speak in October 2013 at the University's "Book to the Future Festival".

His presentation is entitled The World's Oldest Bible: How Technology Shapes Belief. The paper will uncover some of the history of Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest surviving Christian Bible and one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Professor Parker will describe this beautiful and remarkable manuscript, discussing the religious significance of the technological revolution from which it emerged and suggests parallels with other momentous moments in the history of the book which have shaped belief.

The presentation will take place in Nuffield G17 on the University's Edgbaston Campus on 29th October 2013 at 14:00.