Hdoc: The Photographer Versus the Spanish Inquisition

May. 18, 2020

Lodewyk Bendikson was a Huntington bibliographer who became a pioneer in forensic photography. Borrowing material from scientists working at Mount Wilson Observatory, Lodewyk was able to harness the techniques of astrophotography, using them to peer into the pages of rare manuscripts, as if they were the night sky.

The Hdoc series examines The Huntington through short documentaries that expose the archives, collections, and stories that make the institution unique.

 

Recent Videos and Recorded Programs

Detail of map of the USA with agricultural nicknames
Video
Distinguished Fellow Lecture: A Farmer's Nation
May. 20, 2020

 

Christopher Clark, professor of history at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, explores how conflicts in agriculture over possession of land and slavery in 19th-century United States shaped the nation.

 
Detail of a rare book before 1501
Video
Huntington Incunabula in the Digital Era - Zoom Lecture
May. 13, 2020

Join Huntington staff members Stephen Tabor (Curator of Rare Books), Joel Klein (Molina Curator for the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences) and Holly Mendenhall (Digital Projects Manager) for a discussion on incunabula in The Huntington's collections. These rare books printed before 1501...

 
Hear and Now at The Huntington logo
Podcast
Hear and Now at The Huntington
Apr. 30, 2020

Hear and Now is a new podcast that connects the incomparable library, art, and botanical collections at The Huntington with the wider world. Join host Giovana Romano Sanchez for a series of short audio essays that explore objects and ideas found at The Huntington along with the brilliant minds...

 

Search Videos and Recorded Programs