States of the Book (RBS-Mellon Conference)

Date: 23 September 2016 – 24 September 2016
Time: Times vary
Location: United States Military Academy at West Point
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and the West Point Association of Graduates

A conference considering the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. An investigation of the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses from the oral ancient to contemporary digital.

Rare Book School Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. will deliver the keynote address.

See the event registration page for details about attending this conference, or for the full schedule.