ESP Biography


Major: 8 & 18

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Benjamin Sockol

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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H14249: How to Make a Book: Lessons from Medieval Scribes in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Ever wonder how books got made before the printing press was a thing? Turns out that's a pretty loaded question! Learn about the whole process, from making the parchment and ink to painstakingly handwriting each page. We'll share some of our favorite manuscripts, which feature gorgeous gold illumination, snarky remarks and corrections in the margins, and a curious abundance of snail doodles by bored monks.