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Book Studies events, deadlines, and other happenings of note

 

Spring 2015

 

"The Library of the 21st Century," a presentation by Jeffrey Schnapp

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12 noon - 1:00 pm
Alumnae House

Schnapp is the director of the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society and the director of metaLAB, both at Harvard, and the author of The Library Beyond the Book (2014).

 

Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Libraries, in conversation with Katherine Rowe, Provost of Smith College

Monday, February 23, 2015, 4:30 pm
Browsing Room, Neilson Library, Smith College

Part of the spring 2015 lecture series on the Future of Libraries.

 

Shannon Mattern, School of Media Studies, The New School
Title: TBA

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:30 pm
Browsing Room, Neilson Library Smith College

Shannon writes and teaches about libraries and library spaces, and consults on library programming and design. Part of the lecture series on the Future of Libraries.

 

Celebrating Collaborations

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Features Book Studies Concentrators presenting their projects from the Senior Capstone Seminar.

 

A special workshop for BKX concentrators

"Discovering the Subject" with Ken Botnick

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 2:00 pm

Mortimer Rare Book Room, Neilson Library, Smith College

Ken Botnick is a gifted teacher, a talented designer, and one of the most important book artists of his generation. Later this afternoon he will present the Annual Enid Mark Lecture, see below.


The Annual Enid Mark Lecture in Contemporary Book Arts

Ken Botnick, St. Louis University

"The Diderot Project: Making the Book to Discover the Subject"

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:00 pm

Browsing Room, Neilson Library, Smith College

Ken Botnick is a gifted teacher, a talented designer, and one of the most important book artists of his generation. This lecture will present his astonishing magnum opus, an extended interaction with concepts of work, craft, and aesthetics found in Denis Diderot's famous 18th-century Encyclopedie. Reception to follow in the Book Arts Gallery and in the Mortimer Rare Book Room, where there will be an exhibition of Botnick's work.

 

For further information

For information on any of these events, or for help in applying to the concentration, contact Barbara Blumenthal, the adminstrative assistant, at x2906 or bblument@smith.edu.