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October 2020

Book/Print Artists/Scholars of Color Collective: Tia Blassingame, Ashley Hairston Doughty, Kinohi Nishikawa, and Curtis Small

Friday, October 23 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 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 first in a series of…

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November 2020

Bookshelves in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic conference

Tuesday, November 3 @ 10:00 AM - Wednesday, November 4 @ 8:00 PM
Online event

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on all aspects of lives, but nowhere has this been more visible than in the conflation of public and private workspace. As we work from home and attend endless online meetings, our bookshelves are suddenly on public display. This conference will ask speakers to critically examine this particular cultural phenomenon, brought to public attention by the pandemic. This online only conference is organised by the History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration based in…

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Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum 2020 Awayzgoose

Thursday, November 5 @ 10:00 AM - Sunday, November 8 @ 5:00 PM
Online event

Registration for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum 2020 Awayzgoose is open! This year we're excited to partner with The American Printing History Association for the conference. In this time of social distance we plan to give a big online embrace to our fellow lovers of type and letterpress. Please join us for our first online conference. It will take place as a virtual event with stellar speakers, tantalizing type tours and familiar faces that typify this event. Register…

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The 56th Annual Erasmus Lecture (CRRS)

Thursday, November 5 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Online event

The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) proudly presents The 56th Annual Erasmus Lecture: Nabil Matar (University of Minnesota), "Protestant and Catholic Polemics in the Arab East 1698-1798". Thursday 5 November Remote lecture 4-6 pm The Protestant and the Catholic reformations resulted in devastating religious wars, followed by imperialist wars between Britain and France. In the Ottoman East of the eighteenth century, these wars were fought on paper and from pulpits and printing presses by local Catholic and Maronite…

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John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture

Thursday, November 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online event

Dr Margaret Schotte, Associate Professor of Early Modern, History, York University on "For Merchants and Mariners - The Business of Nautical Manuals. The 16th and 17th centuries saw an explosion of printed manuals dedicated to the science of navigation—but it took some time before there was a sizeable audience for such a technical subject. In this talk, Dr Schotte will explore the diverse marketing strategies used by Dutch, English, and Spanish publishers to attract readers. In certain regions, sailors were…

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Candid Conversations: Booksellers & Librarians

Thursday, November 5 @ 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
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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