RBS Announces 2016 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 suite on the first floor of Alderman Library (Alderman 118).

Monday, 6 June: Amy S. Landau, Associate Curator of Islamic and South Asian Art, Walters Art Museum: Art and Nature in Mughal Albums

Monday, 13 June: Mike Kelly, Head of Archives & Special Collections, Amherst College: Samson Occom and the Uses of Bibliography

Wednesday, 15 June: William S. Reese, William Reese Company: Starting Out: My Early Days as a Rare Book Dealer – Rare Book School Lecture 600

Monday, 11 July: Andrew van der Vlies, Reader in Global Anglophone Literature and Theory, Queen Mary University of London: Print Cultures and Protest in (Southern) Africa: Bibliography, Anthropology, Ideology, and Aesthetics

Monday, 25 July: Alice Schreyer, Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services, The Newberry Library: The Newberry: Independent Research Libraries as Bibliographical Communities

Monday, 1 August: Randall McLeod, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, University of Toronto: The Birth of Italics

Wednesday, 3 August: Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCLA: Alphabet Historiography: Analogue Artifacts and Digital Projects – The 2016 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

We are also pleased to announce that there will be a public lecture as part of our 5–10 June session at Yale University:

Monday, 6 June: Raymond Clemens, Curator for Early Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University: Bits and Pieces: Making the Parts Whole. This lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Sterling Memorial Lecture Hall, Yale University.

For information on lectures at other RBS course locations, or to listen to 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”).