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RBS 2006 Lectures and Events

Rare Book School sponsors a number of free, open-to-the-public evening lectures each year at the University of Virginia on a wide variety of bibliographical topics; please browse our list of past lectures for a sampling. RBS Lectures are usually held each Monday that RBS is in session, at 6 pm (unless otherwise noted), usually in one of two venues: the Dome Room of the Rotunda or 201 Clemons Library (no. 34 and no. 11, respectively, on the map of the historic UVa Central Grounds).

Forthcoming Public Lectures

Forthcoming public lectures are as follows:

There are currently no forthcoming public lectures.

Past Lectures

No. Date Lecturer Background Title Misc. Info.
495 10/02/2006 William Noel Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, the Walters Art Museum “Splashing out of the Bath: The Archimedes Palimpsest.&rdquo The Grolier Club, NYC
494 8/14/2006 William Noel Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, the Walters Art Museum “Archimedes: A Whole New Picture: Still More Meditations on the Archimedes Palimpsest.” Engineering Society of Baltimore Library
493 7/24/2006 Christian Dupont Director, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia “ ‘Take Things Always by Their Smooth Handle,’ and Other Advices for a New Director.&rdquo UVa Rotunda Dome Room
492 6/17/2006 Vincent Golden Curator of Newspapers, American Antiquarian Society “Chasing the Dumpster: Collecting American Newspapers.” UVa Rotunda Dome Room
491 6/12/2006 Barbara Heritage Curator of Collections, Rare Book School “Eyre's Heirs,” the Jane Eyre exhibition, which she co-curated, currently on view in the Dome Room of UVa's Rotunda. Clemons Library, UVa
490 6/6/2006 Donald Etherington and Monique Lallier Etherington Conservation Studios “Our Work and How We Influence Each Other.” Clemons Library, UVa
489 6/5/2006 Michael Winship Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin “Pitching Theoretical Tents: A Lecture Celebrating RBS's Acquisition of Its 100th Copy of John Greenleaf Whittier's Tent on the Beach (1867).” Clemons Library, UVa
488 3/6/2006 John Buchtel Curator of Rare Books, Johns Hopkins University Libraries Jane Eyre Goes to the Rotunda: The Biography of a Classic Novel.” UVa Rotunda Dome Room
487 1/10/2006 David H. Stam Senior Scholar, History Department, Syracuse University “Innocents on Ice: The Evolution of an Exhibition.” The Grolier Club, NYC
486 12/9/2005 Karen Chase Professor of English, University of Virginia “Who's/Whose Jane Eyre?” UVa Rotunda Dome Room
485 7/27/2005 Richard Wendorf Stanford Catherwood Director and Librarian, Boston Athenaeum “The Scholar-Librarian.” UVa Rotunda Dome Room
484 7/18/2005 David Whitesell Rare Book Cataloger, Houghton Library, Harvard University “Quixotic Typography: Composing Maps and Illustrations Using Special Letterpress Fonts.” Clemons Library, UVa
483 7/11/2005 Jane Siegel Curator of Graphic Arts, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University “Teaching Penmanship in c19 America: A Comedy.” Clemons Library, UVa
482 6/27/2005 William Noel Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, Walters Art Museum “Where's My Towel? The Archimedes Palimpsest in 2005.” Clemons Library, UVa
481 6/13/2005 E Jennifer Monaghan Professor Emerita, Brooklyn College, CUNY “Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America.” Clemons Library, UVa
480 6/6/2005 Margaret Beck Pritchard Curator of Prints, Maps, and Wallpaper, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation “Degrees of Latitude: Mapping Colonial America.” Small Special Collections Library, UVa
479 1/4/2005 Irene Tichenor “The Practice of Typography: The Legacy of Theodore DeVinne.” The Grolier Club, NYC
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