Printing Time: The Portland State Book of Hours from 1507


Printing Time is an online exhibition presenting research undertaken by students in the Medieval Portland Capstone in Spring 2018. Portland State University students delved into key issues surrounding this book from the earliest decades of printing. Their work was mentored by Professors Anne McClanan of PSU and Maud Pérez-Simon of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, a visiting scholar who lent her expertise in medieval manuscripts.

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Texts of Time: The Portland State Book of Hours and the Medieval Manuscript Tradition

May 4–July 17, 2015

Texts of Time showcases a 15th century illuminated Book of Hours. Acquired through the Gordon Hunter Special Collections Acquisition Fund, it is the first intact medieval manuscript to enter our library’s permanent holdings. Over the course of ten weeks, students researched, wrote and curated all items included in the exhibit. The exhibition was on view in the Portland State University Millar Library in May and June of 2015 and is documented through a website.

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The Gift of the Word: Recent Acquisitions to the PSU Millar Library Special Collections

April 2–June 20, 2012

The Gift of the Word is a collaborative project exploring the history, creation, and significance of a selection of manuscripts from different periods and cultures. Students in Professor Anne McClanan’s art history seminar in Spring 2012 presented their research on these manuscripts in an exhibition which included a catalog and a series of podcasts.

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