The series on "The Book: Past, Present, Future" in the 2016-17 academic year features lectures by four eminent international scholars who will address the nature of the book in the context of its long history, its centrality to human civilization, its future potentialities, and the technological, social, and commercial changes and challenges that face books and the spaces associated with books today.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)
James Raven, Professor of Modern History, a member of the Center for Human Rights and Co-Director of the Centre for Bibliographical History at the University of Essex in England, and a distinguished scholar of book history, will be giving a lecture entitled "The History of the Book."
For more information about Prof. Raven please visit his website.
Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)
Laura Mandell, Professor of English Literature & Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University will be giving a lecture entitled "The Future of the Book."
For more information about Laura Mandell visit http://idhmc.tamu.edu/node/26
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m., Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)
Jeffrey Schnapp is a professor of Romance languages and literature and Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
For more information about Jeffrey Schnapp visit http://jeffreyschnapp.com/
Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m., 7th Street Studio
Wendy Parks who will lead the workshop and will be teaching attendees how to make basic pamphlet style notebooks with five-hole binding, how to create a hard cover and learn how to glue the text block into the cover.
Thursday, April 13 at 5 p.m.,Traditional Reading Room (Bertrand Library)
Alberto Manguel is the Director of the National Library of Argentina and the author of A History of Reading (1996), The Library at Night (2006), and many other works of fiction, non-fiction, drama, and translation. He will be giving a talk entitled "Reading is a Transitive Verb: Humanity and the Book".
For more information about Alberto Manguel visit http://www.alberto.manguel.com/
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