Codex Conquest

Did you ever wish you could collect rare books? In the game Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History, YOU are the curator for a national collection, acquiring books from the 15th century onward while completing with other countries for the greatest collection, and contending with events that impact your library (fires, donations) along the way.

On April 24th and 25th, Amy Hildreth Chen, Special Collections Instruction Librarian at the University of Iowa and creator of Codex Conquest, will be coming to Columbia to discuss the game creation process and demonstrate the game at multiple sessions. On Monday, April 24th, there will be three sessions of game play and a workshop on alternative methods of teaching hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning. On April 25, we will discuss customization of the game, including a demonstration of a version tailored to Jewish book history. See below for dates, times, and locations.

Co-sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Global Studies Division of the Columbia University Libraries, in partnership with the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning, and Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place.

Registration information:

Please use the links below to register. You are welcome to register for multiple sessions, but must register for each session separately. The CTL pedagogy and gaming workshop is for faculty and graduate student instructors, and requires separate registration.

Monday, April 24:

9:30 AM -12:30 PM   Butler Library Room 523
Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History, Game 1

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12:30 – 2:00 PM   Butler Library Room 212

CTL Workshop: Using Games to Engage Students and Enhance their Learning
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2:00 – 5:00 PM  Butler Library Room 523
Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History, Game 2
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6:00 – 8:45 PM   Butler Library Room 523
Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History, Game 3
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Tuesday, April 25:

9:30 AM – noon  Studio@Butler (2nd floor, Butler Library)
Customizing Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History (Jewish Edition)
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