Manuscript, Rare Book and Archive Studies at Princeton

MARBAS is the initiative of a group of faculty from across the Humanities committed to teaching the techniques at the core of humanistic research.

At the center of our research and teaching are manuscripts, archival documents, early printed books and other textual artifacts produced before 1600. 

Workshops & Working Groups

Reading groups and intensive workshops on codicology, paleography, digital methods and more

Digital Resources

Databases, digital collections and other resources for teaching and research

Codex Aureus

Stockholm Codex Aureus, National Library of Sweden, MS A. 135, 8th century.

Daode jing 道德經 scroll

Princeton University Art Museum, Daode jing 道德經, chapters 51–81, no. 1998-116 China, 270

Book of Curiosities - Sicily map

Upcoming Events

Eric White: A Guided Tour of the Gutenberg Bible

MARBAS in collaboration with the Princeton University Library is excited to announce the Spring 2023 'PUL&MARBAS present' event series, which explores Princeton’s vast holdings of rare books, manuscripts, and archives.

Location
Special Collections - Firestone Library
Amel Bensalim & Athina Pfeiffer: Medieval Egyptian Legal Documents – A Family's Archive in Princeton

MARBAS in collaboration with the Princeton University Library is excited to announce the Spring 2023 'PUL&MARBAS present' event series, which explores Princeton’s vast holdings of rare books, manuscripts, and archives.

Location
Special Collections - Firestone Library