Rare Book School Shares Summer 2023 Lecture Series

Rare Book School is thrilled to announce the lineup for this summer’s lecture series at the University of Virginia, as well as special lectures at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the Grolier Club in New York City.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless noted, these talks will take place at 5:30 p.m. ET. Lectures are 30–40 minutes in length with approximately 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception. RSVPs are not required. Lecture recordings will be made available by fall 2023.

Monday, 5 June 2023
Dome Room, UVA Rotunda
S. Max Edelson, Professor of History, University of Virginia
The Surveyor’s Eye: Topographic Mapping and the Contest for Empire in Eighteenth-Century British America
NEH-SHARP Living American History in Primary Documents Lecture

Wednesday, 7 June 2023
Auditorium, UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Leah Price: Distinguished Professor & Director, Rutgers Book Initiative, Rutgers University
Reader = Inessential Worker: Book History After Lockdown

Monday, 12 June 2023
Dome Room, UVA Rotunda
Barbara E. Mundy: Robertson Chair in Latin American Art, Tulane University
Books in the Contact Zone: Between Amatl Papers and the Printing Press, Mexico 1500–1600
The Sol M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

Monday, 12 June 2023
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries (Philadelphia)
Claire M. L. Bourne: Associate Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University
Beside/s Milton: Other Histories of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s First Folio

Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Auditorium, UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Walter O. Evans: Celebrated Collector of Frederick Douglass and of African American Art
Why Collect?
The 2023 Kenneth W. Rendell Endowed Lecture

Wednesday, 12 July 2023
Auditorium, UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Jeffrey Makala: Associate Director for Special Collections & University Archivist, Furman University Libraries
The Lives (and Afterlives) of Stereotype Plates in the 19th-Century United States Booktrade
The 2023 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, SPECIAL START TIME: 6:30 p.m.
The Grolier Club (New York City)
Joshua O’Driscoll: Associate Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, The Morgan Library and Museum
Nuns at Work: The Poor Clares as Makers of Books in Gothic Cologne

Wednesday, 26 July 2023
Auditorium, UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Craig Welsh: Associate Professor of Communications & Humanities, Penn State Harrisburg
The Typesetting and Designs of the Declaration of Independence Broadsides

Monday, 31 July 2023
Dome Room, UVA Rotunda
Kailani Polzak: Assistant Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz
Pacific Encounters in Print: Revisiting James Cook Voyage Publications
The Kress Foundation Art of the Book in Europe Lecture

For questions, please call 434-924-8851 or email rbscommunications@virginia.edu. For information on past lectures, visit www.rarebookschool.org/lectures. Past lectures are also available via SoundCloudYouTube, or your preferred podcast delivery system.