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

Xin Wen: The Production of Military Intelligence in Medieval Central Asia under the Tang Rule

MARBAS in collaboration with the Princeton University Library is excited to announce the Fall 2022 'PUL&MARBAS present' event series, which explores Princeton’s vast holdings of rare books, manuscripts, and archives.

Firestone Library - Special Collections - Floor C
Medieval Studies Faculty Colloquium: Marina S. Brownlee - “Beginnings and Anomalies. The Example of Medieval Iberia”

Medieval Studies is pleased to offer the Faculty Colloquium Series for the 2022-23 academic year.

209 Scheide Caldwell