Book Studies events, deadlines, and other happenings of note
On June 18, 2016, Martin Antonetti left his position as Curator of Rare Books and Director of the Book Studies Concentration at Smith College to become Director of Distinctive Collections at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The Book Studies Concentration will be ably shepherded by members of the Faculty Advisory Committee. The Acting Director for fall 2016 and spring 2017 is Nancy Bradbury. Questions about the Book Studies may be directed to Barbara Blumenthal, administrative assistant for the Concentration, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Studies Concentration Gateway Course
BKX 140J: Perspectives on Book Studies
January 9-13, 2017, 9-noon
The gateway course (not just for Concentrators) presents the major foci of the concentration: the manufacture, publication, distribution, reception, and survival of the book. The course is directed in January 2017 by Nancy Bradbury and is taught by a rotating roster of members of the advisory committee, supplemented by faculy at the four other area colleges and by book studies and book arts practitioners in the Valley. The course is probably full for January 2017, and it requires the permission of the instructor.
Lecture by Sam Ellenport, former owner of Harcourt Bindery, Boston
"Classics and the Information Revolution of the Late 15th Century"
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 5 pm
Morgan Hall, AMHERST COLLEGE
Sponsored by the Amherst College Classics Department
Symposium at UMass Amherst
Canons & Contingence: Art Histories of the Book in England & America
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Free and open to the public, but registration is required
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Seniors in the Book Studies Concentration will present their fall 2016 senior capstone projects during the campus-wide Collaborations day. More information forthcoming about time and place.
Annual Enid Mark Lecture on Contemporary Book Arts & Poetry
Presentation by John Bidwell, Astor Curator of Printed Books & Bindings at the Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum, New York City
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4 pm
Browsing Room, Neilson Library
Reception afterwards in the Books Arts Gallery
This annual lecture is in memory of book artist and publisher Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954. The event is co-sponsored by Mortimer Rare Book Room.
McGrath Lecture in the Book Arts
Date and speaker TBD
This annual lecture honors the memory of Harold P. McGrath, master printer and generous teacher for generations of book arts practitioners in the Valley.
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.