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April 2021

Written, Painted, and Inscribed by Hand

Friday, April 9
Online event

Written, Painted, and Inscribed by Hand: Past, Present and Future of Manuscript Studies in Toronto Jackman Humanities Institute Colloquium April 9th, 2021 Online event Schedule and registration link: https://humanities.utoronto.ca/events/written-painted-and-inscribed-hand-past-present-and-future-manuscript-studies-toronto For the past three years, the Jackman Humanities Institute Working Group "Bridging Disciplines in Manuscript Studies" has convened as a place for students and faculty throughout the University of Toronto to share expertise, resources, and pedagogies that centre on the manuscript. In order to celebrate the culmination of this cross-disciplinary effort,…

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May 2021

Materiality and Book History (in the age of Zoom)

Monday, May 3 @ 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Online event

Date: Monday, May 3, 2021, 9:30am to 4:30pm Location: Zoom Meeting “Materiality and Book History (in the age of Zoom)”: 12 thAnnual Harvard-Yale-Brown Graduate Conference in Book History https://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/event/%E2%80%9Cmateriality-and-book-history-age-zoom12th-annual-harvard-yale-brown-graduate Please add your name and email address to this registration page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link and passcode to the event. If you have any questions, please email Ann Blair at amblair@fas.harvard.edu

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CRRS: Whiteness in the Early Modern World

Friday, May 7 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online event

May 3 2021 Update: out of respect for and in solidarity with the CAUT censure of the University of Toronto, Professor Kim Hall has cancelled her planned keynote lecture after consultation with the organisers. More information about the censure is available here: https://www.caut.ca/latest/2021/04/caut-council-imposes-rare-censure-against-university-toronto-over-azarova-hiring -- The CRRS is delighted to announce the keynote lecture of its Working Group Colloquium, Whiteness in the Early Modern World, organized by Urvashi Chakravarty (Department of English) and Tamara J. Walker (Department of History). For more details…

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Canada Milton Seminar XV

Saturday, May 15
Online event

Milton_2021_Poster_FINAL The Centre for Renaissance & Reformation Studies, with the Department of English and the Canada Research Chair Program The CRRS is delighted to announce the Canada Milton Seminar XV, co-organized by Professors Paul Stevens (2022 Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America) and John Rogers (Canada Research Chair). The Canada Milton Seminar is an annual event designed to bring together Canadian and international scholars working not only on Milton but on early modern literature and culture in general. Canada Milton…

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CFP Deadline: Ekphrasis: The Scene of Writing the Seen

Sunday, May 30

https://german.utoronto.ca/call-for-papers-workshop-ekphrasis-the-scene-of-writing-the-seen/ The Reading Group Ekphrasis: Text – Image Denkräume is calling for participants for a workshop to be held virtually on Friday, 24 September 2021. In September 2020, scholars and students at the University of Toronto explored the role of ekphrasis in literature and literary theory. The concept of ekphrasis can be very simple: the textual description of art. The dazzling rupture caused by Homer’s description of Achilles’ shield in the Iliad, Lessing’s intervention in the paragon of arts exemplified…

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June 2021

Uncertainty in Manuscript Technologies the Potential of Computational Tools

Tuesday, June 8 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Online event

Elaine Treharne, Stanford University The University of Birmingham/Trinity College Dublin Digital Research Partnership is running a lecture series on the theme of 'Trust and Authority in the Digital Age'. The UoB/TCD partnership has been researching one of the central questions in the digital world: how can we know whom and what to trust when there is so much information available? The next lecture in the series will be: Uncertainty in Manuscript Technologies and the Potential of Computational Tools Elaine Treharne,…

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“The Whole Scheme of the Book:” William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

Wednesday, June 23 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Online event

Join Myron Groover (McMaster's Archives and Rare Books Librarian) for an exploration of the Kelmscott Press, its historical and aesthetic context, and McMaster's own collection of Kelmscott editions. Established in 1891, the Kelmscott Press was the last great project of William Morris. Conceived as a deliberate return to the technologies and processes of an earlier era of printing, the Press brought together an astonishingly gifted community of artists and artisans in a self-conscious attempt to produce "the ideal book." Its…

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July 2021

RBS Lecture: “Subscription Publishing in America over Three Centuries” Michael Winship

Tuesday, July 13 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Online event

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia (RBS) invites you to the inaugural Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades: “Subscription Publishing in America over Three Centuries” by Michael Winship https://rarebookschool.org/rbs-online/subscription-publishing-in-america-over-three-centuries/ Tuesday, 13 July, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ET, via Zoom  Over the centuries, subscription publishing has been a constant feature of the book world of the American colonies and the United States from the eighteenth to the present century. But the term “subscription publishing” has proved…

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August 2021

“What is ‘Black’ about Black Bibliography?”

Tuesday, August 3 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Online event

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia 2021 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture: “What is ‘Black’ about Black Bibliography?” by Jacqueline Goldsby & Meredith McGill Tuesday, 3 August, 5:30–6:30 p.m. ET, via Zoom Owing to Zoom’s restrictions, this lecture is limited to the first 300 people who register. The lecture will be recorded and made available for later viewing on YouTube and Soundcloud. In this talk, Jacqueline Goldsby and Meredith McGill will sketch the history of…

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Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Virtual Tour

Friday, August 27 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online event

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Hang, feat. Howard Iron Works After many years directly involved in the printing industry, Liana and Nick Howard set about to build a museum of printing history with focus on machinery from the 1830’s to 1950’s. This period was an exciting time for not only worldwide technology, but also improvements to the printing press. Howard Iron Works is supported by world-class talent in order to restore and present equipment just as it would have…

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