Mellon Creative Resident Katherine McCanless Ruffin, the Book Studies and Book Arts Program director at Wellesley College, spent a week on campus in February giving workshops and lectures on early papyrus making and letterpress printing, and talking about why making things matters.
Every year, the College’s Office of Stewardship hosts an event for recipients of endowed scholarships that gives them a chance to learn more about the funding they receive, how they were selected, and what it means for their time at Haverford and beyond.
What kind of person would collect deformed skulls and other oddities? A young, 19th century surgeon named Thomas Dent Mütter. Yes, that Mütter, as students heard from celebrated author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz.