Formerly "History of the Book"
The Workshop in the History of Material Texts will celebrate its 25th year in 2017-18. Participants (including faculty, librarians, graduate students, booksellers and anyone else interested) come from a wide range of disciplines; all are welcome to attend. The usual format of the workshop is a presentation of approximately thirty minutes, followed by discussion, based if possible on handouts or other visual materials. Unless noted otherwise, meetings will be held on Mondays at 5:15 in the Class of 1978 Pavilion, in the Kislak Center for Special Collections on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.
If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming meetings, please sign up for our listserv using this link. For more information, please contact Alex Ponsen, the 2017-18 Brizdle-Schoenberg Fellow in the History of Material Texts, at ponsen at sas dot upenn dot edu.
Eyal Poleg (Queen Mary, University of London), “The Limits of Book Technologies: The Messy Implementation of Novel Features in English Bibles, 1200-1600”March 26, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
April 2, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Lodovica Braida (L’Università degli Studi di Milano), “‘Dangerous Books’. Italian Epistolary Collections in the Sixteenth Century: Censorship and Self-Censorship”April 9, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Roger Chartier (Penn), “Who Is the Author? Translating Shakespeare in Eighteenth-Century France and Spain: From Voltaire to Moratín”April 16, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Michael Suarez (Virginia), “‘A kind of printing:’ The Material Texts of Médailles sur les principaux événements du règne de Louis le Grand (1702, 1723)”April 23, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm