Cognition and the Hand: “Handy Books” in the History of Knowledge, the Book, and the Book Arts (RBS-Mellon Symposium)

Date: 31 August 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Location: University of Iowa
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, the University of Iowa Center for the Book, University of Iowa Special Collections, and Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

2:00–3:15 p.m. “Distributed Cognition in Ancient Science” (Courtney Roby, Cornell University)
Room 2032 Main Library

3:30–4:45 p.m. “Art, Science, and the Mind in the Moveable Book Response and Roundtable Discussion” featuring Courtney Roby, Susan W. Cook (University of Iowa) & Kimberly A. Maher (University of Iowa)
Room 2032 Main Library

5:30–6:30 p.m. Handy Books Reception
K.K. Merker Gallery, North Hall

Handy Books is held in conjunction with an exhibit of the same name. An international array of artists have contributed new works of book art drawing upon ‘handy’ books held in University of Iowa Special Collections and Hardin Library for the Health Sciences as inspiration.

Symposium organizers: Elizabeth Yale, University of Iowa Department of History and Center for the Book & Julie Leonard, University of Iowa Center for the Book