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November 2020

Candid Conversations: Booksellers & Librarians

Thursday, November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online event

This webinar – the first in a prospective series scheduled in conjunction with major book fairs – explores the necessarily close but complicated working relationship between special collections librarians and booksellers. Aiming to make the intersection of the two fields more transparent, and geared primarily to early career professionals in both librarianship and the trade, the BSA invites anonymous questions to be posed to a librarian and a bookseller as the basis of an informal and candid conversation between them, based…

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Democratizing Knowledge: Examining Archives in the Post-custodial Era

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Online event

Drew University (Madison, NJ) Submission deadline: August 24, 2020 To acknowledge the archive as a construct is to understand that power, as Michel-Rolph Trouillot has argued, “is constitutive of the story.” Yet, for too long historians have operated as if the archive were a foregone conclusion, ignoring the ways in which history is a narrative shaped as profoundly by omission as by any material presence. The archiving of history rarely proceeds from the primary impact of events. Archives, rather, follow…

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The Book in Movement: Experimentation & Craft in Autonomous Publishing Networks in Latin America

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online event

Over the past two decades, Latin America has seen an explosion of experiments with autonomy, as people across the continent express their refusal to be absorbed by the logic and order of neoliberalism. The autonomous movements of the twenty-first century are marked by an unprecedented degree of interconnection, through their use of digital tools and their insistence on the importance of producing knowledge about their practices through strategies of self-representation and grassroots theorization. The Book in Movement (University of Pittsburgh Press 2019) explores…

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Book/Print Artists/Scholars of Color Collective: Irene Chan, Devin Fitzgerald, Colette Fu, and Radha Pandey

Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Online event

Book artist Tia Blassingame founded The Book/Print Artists/Scholars of Color Collective to build community and collaborations with BIPOC book/print practitioners and scholars. The Collective represents a growing community of more than twenty book artists, scholars, librarians, papermakers, letterpress printers, printmakers, and curators. All are passionate about book history, print culture, and the endless potential of artists' books as vehicles of social change and cultural conveyors that uplift our communities, and tell our stories, histories. This is the second in a series of…

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Princeton-Rutgers Book History Colloquium | “The Virtual Materiality of Texts: Book History during a Pandemic”

Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Online event

A virtual colloquium on teaching, reading, and research in the time of Covid-19 https://history.princeton.edu/news-events/events/colloquium-virtual-materiality-texts-book-history-during-pandemic The global pandemic and consequent ‘lockdown’ in most nations around the world have affected academic activity across all disciplines, but the impact has been especially profound for scholars whose research and teaching depend on accessibility to material texts and media. Yet, these unexpected challenges have also opened new opportunities. The purpose of this one-day colloquium is to provide the basis for discussion among scholars of book,…

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W.J. Alexander Lecture in English Literature

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Online event

A Conversation with Folger Director Michael Witmore on the Future of Research Libraries and the Humanities Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is a virtual event. Zoom details provided with registration confirmation: https://www.uc.utoronto.ca/alexander2020 Faculty, students, staff, and the public are cordially invited. Please RSVP by Friday, November 20, 2020: https://www.uc.utoronto.ca/alexander2020 Moderator: Lynne Magnusson Professor of English at the University of Toronto Panelists: Urvashi Chakravarty Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto Misha Teramura Assistant Professor of…

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December 2020

Building Better Book Feminisms

Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online event

Recent years have seen a surge of interest in feminist bibliography, sparked primarily by work by Kate Ozment and Sarah Werner, drawing on a 1998 piece by Leslie Howsam in SHARP News. In this roundtable, the question of how to expand the field of feminist book studies takes precedence. What does feminist theory and methodology offer to all walks of material text studies? With participants coming from the fields of book history, bibliography, libraries and archives, the conversation will open with position statements about…

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February 2021

Writers and their Archives: A Conversation with Lawrence Hill

Thursday, February 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online event

To celebrate Black History Month in February, the Fisher Library will present a special episode of Between the Pillars https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0Ubg_wMOs8HOPwcySVdCKdckNxyBJQVF Writers and Their Archives: A Conversation with Lawrence Hill. Award-winning author Lawrence Hill will appear in this video podcast to talk about his work and his archival papers, which are held at the Fisher. Examples from his archives will be shown, and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the author. *REGISTER* Please email annamaria.romano@utoronto.ca <mailto:annamaria.romano@utoronto.ca?subject=Register%20for%20Writers%20and%20Their%20Archives:%20A%20Conversation%20with%20Lawrence%20Hill%20•%20Thursday%2011%20February%202021>…

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Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair

Wednesday, February 24 @ 4:00 PM - Saturday, February 27 @ 5:00 PM
Online event

Printed Matter, Inc. presents PMVABF  (Printed Matter's Virtual Art Book Fair) February 25–28, 2021 Opening Wednesday, February 24, 4pm EST The event will take place on pmvabf.org This February, Printed Matter will launch its first Virtual Art Book Fair (PMVABF), presenting more than 400 exhibitors from over 40 countries. Since 2005, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have hosted international exhibitors featuring a wide variety of published works—from zines and artists’ books to rare and out of print publications, and contemporary art editions. Held…

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March 2021

Book History and the House of Murray

Thursday, March 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online event

Free webinar on Book History March 4th at 10 am - 11 am EST Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5715143106402915599 To celebrate World Book Day 2021, Adam Matthew Digital invites you to a webinar exploring book history through the lens of the John Murray Archive, available online now in the new primary source collection Nineteenth Century Literary Society. From annotated drafts of Lord Byron's most famous poems to correspondence shaping On the Origin of Species and ledgers recording the success of Jane Austen's…

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