Spring Lectures in Book History at Columbia

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 4, 2010

Spring Sessions of the Book History Colloquium at Columbia
Columbia University, 523 Butler Library, New York, 6:00-7:30pm

The Book History Colloquium at Columbia University, open to any discipline, aims to provide a broad outlet for the scholarly discussion of book history, print culture, the book arts, and bibliographical research, and (ideally) the promotion of research and publication in these fields. Our presenters include Columbia faculty members and advanced graduate students, scholars of national prominence from range of institutions.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Thierry Rigogne (History Department, Fordham University), “Writing About Coffee, Reading In Cafés: Literature and Coffeehouses in Early Modern France”

Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Michael Suarez (Professor of English and Director of Rare Book School, University of Virginia), “The Two Futures of Book History”

Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Mark Dimunation (Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress), TBA

Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Ivan Lupic (Department of English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University), “Shakespeare, Milton, and the Battle of the Books”

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Russell Marat (Printer, Book Artist, and Designer), “Notes of an Alphabetical Fetishist: Lettered in Rome”

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  1. Michael Yonan said, on January 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    To those ENFILADE readers able to get to New York, I want particularly to put in a plug for Thierry Rigogne’s lecture. He is working on the importation of coffeehouse culture into France, as part of a larger project on the French and their coffee, and his work is fascinating. He is a historian, but there are some obvious ways in which this topic connects to the history of art and architecture.

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