RBS Announces 2018 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, 4 June: Bethany Nowviskie, Executive Director, Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR; Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Virginia: Reconstitute the World: Machine-reading Archives of Mass Extinction

Monday, 11 June: Emile Schrijver, Professor of Jewish Book History; General Director & CEO Jewish Cultural Quarter and Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam: The Jewish Book Since the Invention of Printing – NEH-GBHI Lecture

Tuesday, 10 July: Amy V. Ogden, Associate Professor of French, University of Virginia: A Manuscript for Living and Dying Well

Monday, 23 July: Matthew H. Edney, Osher Professor in the History of Cartography, University of Southern Maine; Director, History of Cartography Project, University of Wisconsin–Madison: The Materiality of Maps

Wednesday, 25 July: Julie Nelson Davis, Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania: Presenting the Yoshiwara in Monochrome and Full Color: The Annual Events of the ‘Azure Towers,’ Illustrated – NEH-GBHI Lecture

Monday, 30 July: Cathleen A. Baker, Conservation Librarian Emerita, University of Michigan: New Research into John Baskerville’s Virgil (1757): Its Wove Paper and Typographical VariantsThe 2018 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

Wednesday, 1 August: Brian Cassidy, Owner, Brian Cassidy Bookseller: TIGER TIGER: Notes Toward a Bibliography of Duplication

We are also extremely pleased to be able to offer a public lecture at our Philadelphia satellite session:

Tuesday, 12 June: Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services, University of Pennsylvania Libraries: Is This Your Book? What Digitization Does to Manuscripts and What We Can Do About It. 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”).