2007-2008 Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
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, and scholars of national prominence from a range of institutions.
Questions? E-mail Gerald Cloud.
All sessions take place in 523 Butler Library, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
February 27, 2008
Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Department of History, Columbia University
Recycling the News in the Eighteenth-Century Blogosphere
Will Slauter discussed international news before the telegraph; a story of newspapers trading paragraphs with each other, copying, translating and rewriting the news.
March 24, 2008
University Professor and Director of Rare Book School: University of Virginia
“Noli me tangere”: Research Libraries and the History of the Book
Terry Belanger will speak on the relationship between research libraries and those who teach the history of the book and related subjects.