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The Yale Program in the History of the Book brings together scholars across disciplines to explore the materiality of the written word over time and across cultures.  A collaboration between Yale’s Department of English and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, it offers seminar meetings for the Yale community and a series of public lectures by speakers across the field of book history. We also host a symposium each fall.

The Program is organized by David Scott Kastan, Co-Chair (George M. Bodman Professor of English Literature, Yale Department of English); Kathryn James, Co-Chair (Curator for Early Modern Books & Manuscripts and the Osborn Collection, Beinecke Library); Andrew Brown (Ph.D. candidate, Yale Department of English); and Eve Houghton (Yale ’17).

Information on the time and location of individual events can be found on the Program Schedule. Events take place at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, located at 121 Wall St in New Haven, Connecticut. Lectures take the form of a forty-five minute talk followed by a brief Q&A. To be added to the Program list, please contact Kathryn James (kathryn.james@yale.edu).

Questions?  Please contact Andrew Brown (andrew.s.brown@yale.edu) or Kathryn James (kathryn.james@yale.edu). You can also find us on Twitter, where we post updates and sometimes live tweet our events (@yalebookhistory), and you can listen to podcasts of some of our lectures on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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