$20 – $28

Historical Tech Comm: A Hands-On Workshop at the Penn Museum

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3260 South Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Join us as we journey back in time to examine some of the earliest writing known to man!

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Today's technical communicators work at the forefront of the newest technologies. But writing has long been used to record and disseminate complicated information. In this workshop, we'll look at some of the oldest administrative documents in the world, preserved on ancient cuneiform tablets in the collection of the Penn Museum. Dr. Philip Jones, Associate Curator/Keeper of the Babylonian Section, will provide a brief introduction to the documents, ancient writing systems, and what it was like to work as a scribe. You'll also have the chance to handle the artifacts and try your hand at writing cuneiform.

Tickets include admission to the Penn Museum. After the workshop, participants are free to visit the galleries and explore on their own.

Meeting spot: Penn Museum, East Entrance (Kress) -- on Convention Ave., not South St.

Parking: There's a parking garage next to the Museum on the corner of South Street and Convention Avenue. Parking is $12/car on Saturdays.

Public Transit: The Museum is easily accessible from University City Station (Septa Regional Rail) or the 34th Street Station (Septa MFL).

For more information on how to get to the Museum: https://www.penn.museum/visit/plan-your-visit

Space is limited and registration closes on November 20, so sign up today!

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