RBS Announces 2015 Summer Lecture Schedule

The staff at Rare Book School are thrilled to announce the exciting 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 space on the first floor of Alderman Library (Alderman 118).

Monday, 8 June: William Zachs, Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh: The Rev. Hugh Blair (1718–1800): 
The J. K. Rowling of Eighteenth-Century Britain?

Tuesday, 9 June: Thomas F. Bonnell, Professor of English, St. Mary’s College: ‘Pray gentlemen compositors …’: Boswell’s Life of Johnson from Manuscript to Book

Monday, 15 June: Nancy Tomasko, Independent Scholar: Oh, so THIS is Chinese Paper!

Wednesday, 17 June: Russell Maret, Private Press Printer & Type Designer: The Post-Typographic Private Press

Monday, 6 July: Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, Tulane University: Knots, Paint, and Ink: Books and Print in Early Spanish America

Wednesday, 8 July: Kenneth Karmiole of Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.: Collecting the Abbey Press

Monday, 20 July: Nancy E. Gwinn, Director of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries: Smithsonian Libraries: Unveiling a Gem

Wednesday, 22 July: Jerome E. Singerman, Senior Humanities Editor, University of Pennsylvania Press: Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads: or, How Do We Move Forward Without Getting Run Over?

Monday, 27 July: Marianna Shreve Simpson, Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania & Guest Curator, Princeton University Art Museum: Who’s Hiding Here? Artists and their Signatures in Persian Manuscripts of the Early Modern Period

Wednesday, 29 July: Sarah Werner, Digital Media Strategist, Folger Shakespeare Library: How to Destroy Special Collections with Social Media in 3 Easy Steps: A Guide for Researchers and Librarians

We are very grateful to our 2015 summer lecture sponsors: the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (sponsoring the 8 June lecture by William Zachs); and the Southeast Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (sponsoring the 8 July lecture by Kenneth Karmiole).

For information on lectures at other RBS course locations, or to listen to past lectures, see www.rarebookschool.org/lectures.