RBS Unveils Summer 2024 Lecture Series

Rare Book School is thrilled to announce the lineup for this summer’s lecture series at the University of Virginia.

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 2024.

For questions, please call 434-924-8851 or email contactRBS@virginia.edu. For information on past lectures, visit www.rarebookschool.org/lectures. Past lectures are also available via SoundCloud and YouTube.

Monday, June 3 
Room 330, Edgar Shannon Library
LeRonn Brooks: Curator of the African American Art History Initiative, Modern and Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute
“Archive of the People: The Johnson Publishing Company”

Monday, June 10
Room 330, Edgar Shannon Library
Stephen Karian: Professor and Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair of English, University of Missouri
“Scholarly Editing and the Challenges of Attribution”

Wednesday, June 12
Auditorium, UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Deborah Parker: Professor of Italian, University of Virginia
“A Librarian Like No Other: Belle da Costa Greene and Self-Invention”

Monday, July 8
Room 330, Edgar Shannon Library
G. Scott Clemons: Partner and Chief Investment Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Collector & RBS Board Chair
De Motu Librorum: On the Movement of Books”
The Kenneth W. Rendell Endowed Lecture

Wednesday, July 10
Auditorium, UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Richard B. Sher: Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Federated History Department of NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Rutgers University, Newark
“New Light of the Early Publication History of Boswell’s Life of Johnson
The Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades

Monday, July 22
Room 330, Edgar Shannon Library
Aaron Pratt: Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin
“Buying a Book in Early Modern England”

Monday, July 29
Room 330, Edgar Shannon Library
Li Wei Yang: Curator of Pacific Rim Collections at the Huntington Library
Yongle Dadian: An Emperors’ Encyclopedia”
The Sol M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

Wednesday, July 31
Auditorium, UVA Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Ashley Cataldo: Curator of Manuscripts, American Antiquarian Society
“Collecting Daily Life in Early American Manuscripts”
The NEH-SHARP Living American History in Primary Documents Lecture