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March 2020

BHPC Graduate Student Colloquium

Saturday, March 28

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April 2020

The Johanna and Leon Katz Memorial Lecture

Thursday, April 16 @ 6:00 PM
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Maclean Hunter Room, 120 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Dr. Michael F. Suarez, S. J., Director of Rare Book School and Professor of English, University of Virginia, speaking on ‘Glorious Bookishness: Learning Anew in the Material World.’

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August 2020

Coach House Books Virtual Wayzgoose 2020

Thursday, August 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online event

For the first time in its fifteen-year history, the annual Coach House Books Wayzgoose is going online. Join us! About this Event What is a Wayzgoose, you ask? It’s a printing tradition, a party a master printer would throw for his workers near the end of August to mark the end of summer, the start of the season of working by candlelight. For fifteen years, Coach House Books has been hosting a contemporary version of Wayzgoose, where hundreds of literary…

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September 2020

Research Development Grants for BIPOC Scholars

Tuesday, September 1
Online event

SHARP is committed to enhancing the presence of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in its community, and supporting the progression of BIPOC scholars in their academic/research careers. In order to support training and career development, and in a desire to respond actively to the issues of racism and underrepresentation, SHARP is offering five $500 grants to support projects by BIPOC scholars. In this instance, research support could include, but is not limited to: Defraying the cost of travel to…

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Black Print Culture

Tuesday, September 1 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online event

Rare Book School Online is pleased to announce "Black Print Culture," a 45-minute panel discussion followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. This panel is scheduled for Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 5–6pm ET via Zoom.  Join panelists Jesse Erickson, Brenna W. Greer, and Amos Kennedy Paul, Jr., along with moderators Vanesa Evers and Curtis Small, as they explore ways that scholars in the Black community are continuing to move the scholarship of Black print culture forward. Building on important projects, such…

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BHPC Orientation

Tuesday, September 15 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online event

This is an online event open to students, faculty, and friends of the program (please contact us for details)  

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A Fractured Inheritance: The Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities of Collecting Manuscript Fragments

Tuesday, September 15 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Online event

A 75-minute panel discussion followed by 15 minutes of Q&A scheduled for: *Tuesday, 15 September, 5–6:30 p.m. ET, via Zoom*. https://rarebookschool.org/rbs-online/a-fractured-inheritance-the-problems-challenges-and-opportunities-of-collecting-manuscript-fragments/ <https://rarebookschool.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3921162713adaa3f481a4987&id=090f733b03&e=bf2a5b8dfd> *Spaces are filling quickly! Please visit the<https://rarebookschool.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3921162713adaa3f481a4987&id=79fce7fcb3&e=bf2a5b8dfd>webpage <https://rarebookschool.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c3921162713adaa3f481a4987&id=3e519255e9&e=bf2a5b8dfd> to learn more about the session and register today.* “Fragmentology” has emerged as one of the dominant subjects in the broader manuscript studies field, as digital technologies have facilitated the identification, location, and reaggregation of widely dispersed individual folios originally from the same common manuscript. The reconstruction of broken manuscripts raises questions across…

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Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

Thursday, September 17 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Online event

SHARP: Five College Faculty Seminar on Book History Fall Talks "Information Hunters" with Kathy Peiss (History, University of Pennsylvania), introduced by Brian Ogilvie (History, UMass Amherst)

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The Alexander C. Pathy Lecture on the Book Arts

Thursday, September 24
Online event

Dr Thomas Keymer, University Professor, Chancellor Jackman, Professor, University of Toronto on "Authorship, Print, and Sedition in Eighteenth-Century England." Note: This lecture will be broadcast on Zoom. To register, please e-mail Anna Maria Romano (annamaria.romano@utoronto.ca) by Friday 18 September   Start times for lectures to be determined. Since the 2010-11 Friends of Fisher season, most of the lectures have been recorded and been made freely available online. To see the entire list of lectures that have been recorded, along with other…

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The Alexander C. Pathy Lecture on the Book Arts

Thursday, September 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online event

Dr Thomas Keymer, University Professor, Chancellor Jackman, Professor, University of Toronto on "Authorship, Print, and Sedition in Eighteenth-Century England." On the lapse of the Licensing Act in 1695, wrote the great nineteenth-century historian Thomas Macaulay, “English literature was emancipated, and emancipated for ever, from the control of the government.” Not quite. Pre-publication censorship was at an end; post-publication retribution took over. This lecture considers the consequences for print culture of seditious libel prosecution and the sanction of the pillory, and draws…

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