RBS Announces 2021 Summer Lecturers


We are very pleased to announce the lecturers for this summer’s virtual lecture series. The lectures are free and open to the public to register; there is room for the first 300 registrants for each event to attend the live Zoom presentation. All lectures will take place at 5:30 p.m. ET via Zoom. Lectures will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in Gather.town.

Tuesday, 15 June: Alex Hidalgo, Associate Professor of Latin American History, Texas Christian University: The Book as Archive

Tuesday, 29 June: Noelani Arista, Associate Professor of History, Department of History and Classical Studies, and Chair, Indigenous Studies Program, McGill UniversityHe Lau Nā Moʻolelo: The Challenge and Promise of Hawaiian Language Textual Archives

Tuesday, 13 July: Michael Winship, Iris Howard Regents Professor Emeritus of English II, University of Texas at Austin: Subscription Publishing in America over Three CenturiesThe inaugural Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades

Tuesday, 20 July: Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Director of Geniza Lab, Princeton University: Lost Archives and Paper Reuse in the Medieval Islamic World

Tuesday, 27 July: Elizabeth Yale, Lecturer Department of History, University of Iowa: Paper-Keeping: Women, Family, and Knowledge Work in the Early Modern British World

Tuesday, 3 August: Meredith L. McGill, Professor of English, Rutgers University; and Jacqueline Goldsby, Professor of English, of African American Studies, and of American Studies, Yale University: lecture title forthcoming – The 2021 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

For information on past lectures, see www.rarebookschool.org/lectures. Past lectures are also available via iTunes or your preferred podcast delivery system (search for “Rare Book School”). Video recordings of the lectures from 2020 through the present are also available on YouTube.