What can eighteenth-century facsimile printing presses teach us about the history of printing and technology, and about the roles that printing technologies play in the production of knowledge? “Presswork,” a public-facing program established in 2018, seeks to introduce scholars, students, and members of the general public alike to hands-on printing with historical presses. The program was created by RBS in collaboration with UVA’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, and has been funded through a grant from the Jefferson Trust, an initiative of UVA’s Alumni Association.April 27, 2020 by RBS
With pleasure, Rare Book School announces the inaugural cohort of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage. Congratulations to all, and we look forward to welcoming you to the RBS community!
- Dorothy Judith Berry, Digital Collections Program Manager, Houghton Library, Harvard University
- Christina M. Bleyer, Director of Special Collections & Archives, Trinity College
- Ellen-Rae Cachola, Evening Supervisor & Archives Manager, Public Services, University of Hawaii Law Library, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
- Azalea Camacho,
Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB) is very pleased to announce the winner of the Society’s first annual essay prize:
Michaël Roy, “The Slave Narrative Unbound,” in Brigitte Fielder and Jonathan Senchyne (eds), Against a Sharp White Background: Infrastructures of African American Print, Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 2019, p. 259-276.
Roy’s article was selected because the committee was particularly struck by his argument that the dominance of the bound book has distorted the history of narratives of enslaved people in the United States. In fact, […]Posted April 10, 2020 by RBS
Rare Book School is excited to announce that Kenneth Karmiole has generously given a new endowment gift to fund an annual lecture on the history of the book trades. RBS expects to make an announcement in the fall, giving details about the inaugural Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades in 2021, an event that will be a highlight of our summer programming.
Ken is a member of the RBS Board of Directors and President of Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc., in Santa Monica, California. Established in 1976, Ken’s antiquarian bookselling firm specializes in early printing, […]Posted April 2, 2020 by RBS