RBS Announces 2019 Summer Lecture Schedule

We are very pleased 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, 3 June: Jack W. Chen, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Virginia: Information Systems As/In Chinese Literary History

Monday, 10 June: Tia Blassingame, Proprietor, Primrose Press; Director of Scripps College Press and Assistant Professor of Book Arts, Scripps College: Despite Hostile Terrain: Witness to Racism in the Artists’ Books of Primrose Press

Monday, 8 July: Qianna Whitted, Professor of English and African American Studies, University of South Carolina: Desegregating Comics: Debating Race in Early American Comic Books

Wednesday, 10 July: Heather O’Donnell & Rebecca Romney, Honey & Wax Booksellers: The Right and Wrong Ways to Collect – The 2019 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

Monday, 22 July: Thomas S. Mullaney, Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University: Revolutionary Spirits: Typescript Books, DIY Zines, and Other Forms of Unsanctioned Publishing in Maoist and Post-Mao China – NEH-GBHI Lecture

Monday, 29 July: Anindita Ghosh, Professor of Modern Indian History, School of Arts Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester: Cheap and Bad Books: A Social History of Printing and Publishing in Colonial IndiaNEH-GBHI Lecture

We are also delighted to be able to offer public evening lectures at our Philadelphia and New York satellite sessions:

Tuesday, 4 June: Glenda Goodman, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania: Cultivated by Hand: Manuscript Books, Amateur Musicians, and the Performance of Taste. This lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, 26 June: María Verónica San Martín, Book Artist: Moving Memorials. This lecture will begin at 6 p.m. at the Grolier Club (47 East 60th Street, New York City).

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”).