Book Studies events, deadlines, and other happenings of note
"The Library of the 21st Century," a presentation by Jeffrey Schnapp
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12 noon - 1:00 pm
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
Friday, February 27, 2015, 4:00 pm
Seelye Hall 106, Smith College
Part of the spring 2015 lecture series on the Future of Libraries.
"Before You Throw My Heart Back on the Floor: Women's Affair with Artists' Books'" a lecture by Kathy Walkup, director of the Book Arts Program at Mills College
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:30 pm
Dwight 101, Mt. Holyoke College
Kathy Walkup is a distinguished scholar and leader in the field of book arts education.
Shannon Mattern, School of Media Studies, The New School
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.
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, Washington University, St. Louis
"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 email@example.com.