News | May 30, 2024

Rare Book School Announces Summer 2024 Lecture Series

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Rare Book School has revealed the lineup for this summer’s lecture series at the University of Virginia.

* June 3 - Archive of the People: The Johnson Publishing Company with 
LeRonn Brooks, Curator of the African American Art History Initiative, Modern and Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute

* June 10
- Scholarly Editing and the Challenges of Attribution with Stephen Karian: Professor and Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair of English, University of Missouri

* June 12
  - A Librarian Like No Other: Belle da Costa Greene and Self-Invention with 
Deborah Parker: Professor of Italian, University of Virginia

* July 8
 - De Motu Librorum: On the Movement of Books, The Kenneth W. Rendell Endowed Lecture, with G. Scott Clemons: Partner and Chief Investment Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Collector & RBS Board Chair

* July 10
 - New Light of the Early Publication History of Boswell’s Life of Johnson, 
The Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trades
, with Richard B. Sher: Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Federated History Department of NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Rutgers University, Newark

* July 22
Buying a Book in Early Modern England with Aaron Pratt: Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin

* July 29
 - Yongle Dadian: An Emperors’ Encyclopedia, 
The Sol M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture, with 
Li Wei Yang: Curator of Pacific Rim Collections at the Huntington Library

* July 31
 - Collecting Daily Life in Early American Manuscripts, The NEH-SHARP Living American History in Primary Documents Lecture, with Ashley Cataldo: Curator of Manuscripts, American Antiquarian Society

All lectures are 30-40 minutes long, free and open to the public. Lecture recordings will be made available by fall 2024.