Ink under the Fingernails: Author Corinna Zeltsman in Conversation with Alex Hidalgo on Printing Politics in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

Date: 16 November 2021
Time: 5:00–6:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography

A presentation followed by Q&A scheduled for Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 5:00–6:00 p.m. ET, via Zoom
Owing to Zoom’s restrictions, this event is limited to the first 300 people who register. The event will be recorded and made available for viewing on the RBS YouTube channel.

Join Corinna Zeltsman and Alex Hidalgo for a conversation about Zeltsman’s book (University of California Press, 2021). Following this conversation, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session moderated by Holly Borham. This event is part of a series celebrating new books in critical bibliography, and is sponsored by Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB). 

Everyone is welcome to attend. To ensure the security of the event, advance registration is required; to register, click here. Registration closes at 10 a.m. ET the day of the event. Your registration will be automatically accepted. You will receive an email reminder the day before the event. We will send you the Zoom URL and password after 10 a.m. ET on the day of the event. Please direct any questions to the SoFCB Administrative Director at rbs-mellon@virginia.edu.

Corinna Zeltsman is assistant professor of history at Georgia Southern University. Her research focuses on the history of printing and the book, political culture, and labor in Latin America, and has been published in the Hispanic American Historical Review and in her new book, Ink under the Fingernails: Printing Politics in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (University of California Press, 2021). She is a senior fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and a member of the Seminario Interdisciplinario de Bibliología at the Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Alex Hidalgo is associate professor of Latin American history at Texas Christian University; he has an interest in archives, New World print and manuscript culture, ethnography, and the history of cartography. He is the author of Trail of Footprints: A History of Indigenous Mapmaking from Viceregal Mexico (University of Texas Press, 2019), and is currently at work on his second book, Mexican Soundscapes of the Colonial Era. Hidalgo’s research has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, and the Library of Congress. He is currently a junior member of the Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School.

Holly Borham is a senior fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, and associate curator of prints, drawings, and European art at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.