RBS Announces 2017 Summer Lecture Schedule

We are thrilled to announce the lineup for this summer’s lecture series at the University of Virginia. The lectures are free and open to the public. All talks will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (unless otherwise noted). Lectures will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS suite on the first floor of Alderman Library (Alderman 118).

Monday, 5 June: Deborah McGrady, Associate Professor of French, University of Virginia: Hunting for Textual Bodies: Rethinking the Relationship between the Poetic Voice and Manuscript Matter

Monday, 12 June: Timothy D. Barrett, Professor, School of Library and Information Science and the Center for the Book, University of IowaListening to Fifteenth-Century Paper

Monday, 10 July: Glen Miranker, Book Collector: When is a Book More Than a Book?

Wednesday, 12 July: Philip G. Maddock, Book Collector: Rescuing the Irish Parliamentary JournalsThe 2017 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

Monday, 24 July: Meredith L. McGill, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University: Form, Format, Genre, Medium: Poetry and Print in the Nineteenth-Century U.S.

Monday, 31 July: Christine Ferdinand, Emeritus Fellow Librarian, Magdalen College, Oxford: James Rivington: Transatlantic Bookseller, Entrepreneur, and Bankrupt

We are also extremely pleased to be able to offer public lectures at each of our summer satellite sessions:

In New Haven on Monday, 12 June: Kathryn James, Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts & the Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University: Shakespeare’s Ghost: Matter and Meaning in the Imagined Object. This lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Beinecke Library Mezzanine, Yale University.

In Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, 19 July: Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Executive Director, Rare Book School: The Business of Abridgments in Eighteenth-Century Britain and America. This lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the West Dining Room (LM-621) of the James Madison Building at the Library of Congress.

In Philadelphia on Tuesday, 25 July: Laurie Allen, Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Libraries: Gatherings of Pages: Saving Federal Scientific Data. This lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania.

For information on past lectures, see www.rarebookschool.org/lectures. Past lectures are also available via iTunes or your preferred podcast delivery system (search for “Rare Book School”).