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RBSC's History of the Book Seminar Series: Home

The History of the Book is an interdisciplinary realm of study that includes printing and publishing, materials and technologies of the book, the book trade, reading and readers, and collectors and collections, as well as library and information history.

The Seminar Series

Founders Memorial Library, Rare Books & Special Collections

Room 403

October Program

Fawning Readers of Mass Popular Literature in the 19th and early 20th Centuries

October 5, 2023 @ 5-6pm

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Photographs of E. Coccio and S. Prescott

Emily Coccia (L); Sata Prescott, (R).

November Program

Between a Rock and a Barred Space: Information Dissemination and Private Collection

November 2, 2023 @ Noon-1pm

Brown bag lunch welcome.

Photograph of M. Barnes and D. PharesMichael Barnes (L); Dee Anna Phares (R).

February Program

The Who and How of Manuscript Management

February 1, 2024 @ Noon-1pm 

Brown bag lunch welcome. 


Photographs of L. Crowley and Hao Phan.Lara Crowley (L); Hao Phan (R).

March Program

Tracing the Shades of Early Modern Europe

March 7, 2024 @ Noon-1pm  

Brown bag lunch welcome. 


April Program

Riding the “Lava Wave”: Rediscovering the Amateur Press 

April 4, 2024 @ 5-6pm 

Light refreshments will be provided.