RBS Announces 2022 Summer Lectures


We are thrilled to announce the lineup for this summer’s lecture series at the University of Virginia. All talks will take place at 5:30 p.m. ET. Monday lectures will be held in the Dome Room of the Rotunda; Wednesday lectures, in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Lectures will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception. Lecture recordings will be made available by fall 2022.

Monday, 6 June: Dorothy C. Wong, Professor of East Asian Art, Department of Art History, University of Virginia: Making Merit: East Asian Buddhist Material Culture of the Seventh and Eighth Centuries – NEH-GBHI Lecture

Monday, 13 June: Beverly Rogers, Chairman, Rogers Foundation: Victorian Connections: Books and Stories – The inaugural Kenneth W. Rendell Endowed Lecture

Wednesday, 15 June: Kelly Wisecup, Associate Professor, Department of English & Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Northwestern University: Making and Reading Indigenous Archives ­– NEH-GBHI Lecture

Monday, 11 July: Eric White, Scheide Librarian, Princeton University Library: A History of the Gutenberg Bible ­(continued): Lessons Learned and Next Steps – The 2022 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

Wednesday, 13 July: Eugenia Roldán Vera, Head of the Department of Educational Research, Cinvestav-Sur: The Book Trade in the Anglo-Iberian Atlantic in the Independence Era: A Transnational Public Sphere? ­– The 2022 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades

Monday, 25 July: Megan C. McNamee, Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Edinburgh: A Wrinkle in Time: The Structural Significance of a Concertina-Fold AlmanacThe Kress Foundation Art of the Book in Europe Lecture

Wednesday, 27 July: Hannah Marcus, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University: The Long Life in Print and Manuscript: Characterizing the Elderly across Genres and Formats in Early Modern Italy

Monday, 1 August: Joseph Rezek, Associate Professor of English, Boston University: Ideologies of the Codex in Richard Hakluyt and John SmithNEH-SHARP 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”).