The Lazarus Project

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The Lazarus Project is a multi-institutional international collaboration between imaging scientists, humanities faculty, graduate students, and independent consultants. We work to recover damaged manuscripts and other heritage objects through the use of various imaging technologies, primarily multi-spectral. This collaboration in textual science produces a new digital surrogate which can be studied by scholars around the world. The Lazarus Project has recently completed projects in Chartres, France; Vercelli, Italy; the National Library of Wales and the University of Cambridge as well as American projects at institutions such as the Beinecke Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library.



Ira Rabin and Oliver Hahn of the Bundesanstalt Für Materialforschung Berlin
Early Manuscript Electronic Library
Museo del Tesoro del Duomo Archivio Capitolare in Vercelli, Italy

Project Team

Roger Easton, Rochester Institute of Technology
Gregory Heyworth, University of Mississippi
Mike Phelps, Early Manuscript Electronic Library
Ken Boydston, Megavision
Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar
Keith Knox, Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Observatory
imoty Leonardi, Vercelli Curator of the Museo del Tesoro del Duomo e Archivio Capitolare


National Endowment for the Humanities
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi