Events Schedule

Upcoming Events


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Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven, Connecticut
Lectures: 4:30 pm, mezzanine
Seminar: 5 pm, room 38

Spring 2014

Elizabeth Frengel, Research Librarian, Beinecke Library
When Extra-Literary Becomes Literary: The Endpaper Maps of E.H. Shepard and Jules Feiffer
Seminar, Thursday, January 23, 2014

Marc Michael Epstein, Professor of Religion, Department of Religion, Vassar College
Book Arts and the Expansion of the Methodological Toolbox for the Study of Medieval Judaism
Lecture, Wednesday, February 12, 2014; Seminar, Thursday, February 13, 2014

Timothy Barrett, Director, Center for the Book, and Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Iowa
Papermakers Who Made Parchment: Product Innovation in 14th- and 15th-Century European Papermaking
Lecture, Wednesday, March 5, 2014; Seminar, Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jessie Ann Owens, Professor of Music and Dean, Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, University of California, Davis
From Concept to Printed Book: The Genesis and Manufacture of Thomas Morley’s 1597 Music Treatise
Lecture, Wednesday, April 9, 2014; Seminar, Thursday, April 10, 2014
*Seminar at 10:00 am, not 5:00 pm

Past Events


Symposium, Structures of Meaning in the History of the Book
Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, 2013

Leslie Howsam, University Professor of History, University of Windsor
Mediated Histories: How Victorian Periodicals Parsed the Past
Lecture, Wednesday, October 2, 2013; Seminar, Thursday, October 3, 2013

Randall McLeod, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, University of Toronto
De motu cordis textus
Lecture, Wednesday, November 6, 2013; Seminar, Thursday, November 7, 2013

Peter Kornicki, Professor of Japanese Studies and Head of Department of East Asian Studies, University of Cambridge
Sins of Omission: What the Publishers’ Catalogues of Edo-period Japan Left Out
Lecture, Wednesday, December 11, 2013; Seminar, Thursday, December 12, 2013


Michael Warner, “Preachers and Publics”
Lecture, Wednesday, October 10, 2012; Seminar, Thursday, October 11, 2012

Robert Darnton, “Blogging, Now and Then (250 Years Ago)”
Lecture, Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012; Seminar, Thursday, October 25, 2012*
Seminar details: 9-10:30 am, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, room 319, 63 High Street

David Brewer, “The Ancien RĂ©gime of Authorial Names”
Seminar, Thursday, December 13, 2012
Cosponsored by the 18th- and 19th-Century Colloquium, Department of English

Aaron T. Pratt, “Buying Playbooks in Early Modern England”
Seminar, Thursday, January 17, 2013

Roger Chartier, “Author’s Hand and Printer’s Mind in Early Modern Europe”
Lecture, Wednesday, February 6, 2013; Seminar, Thursday, February 7, 2013

Elizabeth Eisenstein, Reactions to a New Medium in the Old Millenium
Lecture, Wednesday, March 6, 2013; Seminar, Thursday, March 7, 2013

Matthew Kirschenbaum, “Track Changes: The Literary History of Word-Processing”
Seminar, Thursday, April 25, 2013

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