Stay connected with the stories of your state. Bring your own beverage and join us for a series of insightful conversations with some of Indiana’s most interesting scholars.
Manuscripts, Books and Reading
“We’ve always done it this way, write?”
Learn how the ways we read and access new ideas have shifted as the physical forms of what we read have evolved. Join Tamara Hemmerlein, director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society, and former medievalist, as she talks about the connections between manuscripts, books, reading and access to knowledge.
Free Program. Additional opportunities available to support IHS as we continue collecting, preserving, and sharing Indiana’s history.
Registration closes 2 hours prior to the start of the program.
Prior to entering the wonderful world of museums and field services, Tamara spent much of her adult life researching and studying medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature. Her supporting areas were Women’s Studies, Colonial Spanish American literature and literature that focused on the Spanish conquest, particularly works written from the perspective of indigenous cultures. Language, words, their importance, and the weight they carry have always fascinated her. As a proud language nerd, Tamara speaks and/or reads six languages in their modern and medieval equivalents – English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Latin. If she hadn’t fallen in love with the museum profession, you’d probably find her in a rare books library surrounded by manuscripts, trusty pocket magnifying glass in hand, getting lost in paleographical detective work.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it last?
History Happy Hours are informal conversations with IHS staff and scholars that usually last around 60-minutes.
Do I need to be camera ready?
Nope. We will use the Zoom webinar platform, so you can join us from your kitchen table, couch, or the porch. Just make sure you’re ready to type, as we will make sure there is plenty of time for your questions through the chat feature.
What do I need to participate?
History Happy Hour takes place virtually over Zoom. You can either join through an internet-connected device or calling-in via phone. We will send you a link and phone number through the email you used to register around two hours before the program begins. Don’t see the email? Make sure to check your spam or junk folder.
Do you have other History Happy Hours that I can watch?
We sure do! Check out all our past programs here. (Scroll down to the History Happy Hour menu to see the recordings.)