Visiting Undergraduate and Graduate Classes

Visiting Undergraduate and Graduate Classes (available upon request)

In conjunction with curators from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, visiting classes from the University of Pennsylvania and beyond are routinely welcomed to the 6th floor of Van Pelt Library for special handling sessions. Examples of courses for which manuscript handling sessions have been held are included below. For more information, contact Nicholas Herman ( or Lynn Ransom (

  • Art and Money (History of Art, Penn)
  • Death, Disease, and Demons in the Medieval World (Religious Studies, Penn)
  • Discovering Medieval Manuscripts (Art History, Bryn Mawr College)
  • Introduction to Early Medieval Art and Architecture (Art History, Temple University)
  • Global Middle Ages Literature Course (English, Washington College)
  • Hearing (in) the Middle Ages (Music, Penn)
  • Old Church Slavonic: History, Language, Manuscripts (Comparative Literature, Penn)
  • Renaissance to Contemporary Art (History of Art, Penn)
  • The Sacred in Medieval Europe (Religious Studies, Penn)