Formerly "History of the Book"
The Workshop in the History of Material Texts will celebrate its 26th year in 2018-19. 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 2018-19 Brizdle-Schoenberg Fellow in the History of Material Texts, at ponsen at sas dot upenn dot edu.
Samantha Sommers (Ohio State), “Reading in Books: Reading Materially in William Wells Brown’s Clotel"November 19, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
November 26, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Mitch Fraas (Penn), “Boilerplate: Documentation, Paperwork, and the Persistence of Form across the Early Modern and Modern Worlds”December 3, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm
Arthur Kiron (Penn), “Hidden in Plain Sight: Christian Readers of Rabbinic Literature in the Colonial Americas”December 10, 2018 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm