Past History of the Book Programs

Past Programs

Saturday, February 7, 2015
History of the Book Program
The scholar Leonard R. N.
Friday, April 4, 2014
History of the Book Program
This lecture will focus upon the preparation, use, and reuse of woodblocks in the production of printed images of plants within two traditions of early modern herbals, each supporting distinct agendas within changing economies of curiosity.
Friday, April 19, 2013
History of the Book Program
How Does the Fixity of Print Become a Problem for Religious Identity?
The fixity of print—or the ability of print publication to establish a stable text—has been banished from the scholarly lexicon. Dr. Lynch will raise the prospect only to propose that there are genres in which a desire for fixity are well served by print publication. The teleologically driven spiritual experience, or Protestant conversion narrative, is one.
Friday, January 11, 2013
History of the Book Program
Toward Queerer Book History
How can the history of the book engage more fully with recent developments in the history of Renaissance sexualities? Professor Masten will consider a range of examples to think about same-sex male eroticism in and around early printed books, from the perspective of production as well as reception.
Friday, October 26, 2012
History of the Book Program
The History of the Book Lecture previously scheduled for this date has been canceled by the speaker
The History of the Book Lecture previously scheduled for this date has been canceled by the speaker.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
History of the Book Program
The Prophet Muhammad in Late Medieval Christian Manuscripts Debra Higgs Strickland, University of Glasgow
Saturday, April 14, 2012
History of the Book Program
The Book as Gadget: The Rise of E-Readers and E-Reading
Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
History of the Book Program
Becoming a Knight: Visual Evidence in Medieval Books
Julia Walworth, Merton College, University of Oxford The medieval knight is not usually associated with book culture, yet contemporary manuscripts contain imagery that offers fruitful insights into the secular and ecclesiastical dimensions of chivalric ritual. A reception will follow the lecture.
Friday, November 4, 2011
History of the Book Program
Representing Language: The Illustration of Code-Switching in Late-Medieval Manuscripts Tim William Machan, Marquette University
Thursday, April 21, 2011
History of the Book Program
Bankruptcy in the Eighteenth-Century Book TradeChristine Ferdinand, Magdalen College Library, University of Oxford
Friday, October 1, 2010
History of the Book Program
Catholic Bible Publishing in the Vernacular after the Council of Trent: A European OverviewFrançois Dupuigrenet-Desroussilles, Florida State University
Friday, September 10, 2010
History of the Book Program
The Letters of Lupus of FerrièresMichael I. Allen, University of Chicago
Friday, March 26, 2010
History of the Book Program
Poetry on the Page: Anglophone Couplets and Historical Practices of “Silent” ReadingJ. Paul Hunter, University of Virginia Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
History of the Book Program
Through the Pages of the Past: The Jewish Book in Its Historical ContextsDavid Stern, University of Pennsylvania
Friday, October 2, 2009
History of the Book Program
Some Major Middle English Poetic Manuscripts and their MarginaliaKathryn Kerby-Fulton, Notre Dame University
Friday, April 17, 2009
History of the Book Program
Inculcating Habitus through Book Technology: Nicole Oresme’s Le livre de éthiques d’AristoteKatharine Breen, Northwestern University
Friday, February 13, 2009
History of the Book Program
The Role of Codicology in the Historical Critical Edition of Medieval TextsKent Emery, University of Notre Dame
Friday, November 7, 2008
History of the Book Program
A Futurist’s Middle Ages: Albert Robida and Design HeritageEdward Tenner, Princeton University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
History of the Book Program
The First Printed Library Catalogue? A German Doctor’s Library of the Sixteenth Century and Its Place in the History of the Distribution of Books by CatalogGiles Mandelbrote, British Library(now with Lambeth Palace Library)
Thursday, October 11, 2007
History of the Book Program
The Reader’s Dilemma: Ascetic and Aesthetic Approaches to Reading and EthicsBrian Stock, University of Toronto (now emeritus)
Friday, September 14, 2007
History of the Book Program
Books Fit for a Portuguese Queen: The Library of Catherine of Austria (1507-1578) and the Milan ConnectionKevin M. Stevens, University of Nevada-Reno Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, May 4, 2007
History of the Book Program
Workshop: Introduction to the Book Trade in the Italian RenaissanceAngela Nuovo, Universitá di Udine This program was supported by a generous grant from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and was cosponsored by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
History of the Book Program
Book Collecting in Sixteenth-Century Italy: The Library of Gian Vincenzo Pinelli, 1535 – 1601Angela Nuovo, Universitá di Udine This program was supported by a generous grant from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and was cosponsored by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago.
Friday, April 20, 2007
History of the Book Program
L’expérience française au Nouveau Monde à la Renaissance, à travers livres et cartesFrank Lestringant, Université de Paris Sorbonne
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
History of the Book Program
Social Rhythms in the Middle AgesJean-Claude Schmitt, École des Hautes Études en Sceinces Sociales Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, September 29, 2006
History of the Book Program
From a Medieval Classroom: The Newberry’s Manuscript of Aesopic Fables and TobiasEdward Wheatley, Loyola University Chicago Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, April 7, 2006
History of the Book Program
Rare Books and Manuscripts in Midwestern Collections
Friday, December 2, 2005
History of the Book Program
Lyrical Book Design: Image, Music, and Text in Gautier de Coinco’s Miracles de Nostre DameKathryn Duys, University of St. Francis Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, October 28, 2005
History of the Book Program
School Masters, Seduction, and Slavery: Polygot Dictionaries and Early Modern EnglandSusie Phillips, Northwestern University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, March 18, 2005
History of the Book Program
The Book Trade in Sixteenth-Century Italy and Gabriele Giolito’s Branch SystemAngela Nuovo, University of Udine Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, March 4, 2005
History of the Book Program
Generic Transference and the Invention of the PicaresqueDavid Boruchoff, McGill University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, November 12, 2004
History of the Book Program
Marketing HumanismPaul Gehl, The Newberry Library Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, May 21, 2004
History of the Book Program
The Book in Early Modern Italy, Who Were the Producers and Consumers? The Pulci Family and the Florentine Press, 1480-1500Elissa Weaver, University of Chicago
Friday, January 23, 2004
History of the Book Program
A Great French Renaissance Library Discovered: Claude de Laubespine, 1545-1570, His Books, His BindingsIsabelle de Conihout, Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, November 7, 2003
History of the Book Program
From Manuscript Miscellanies to Printed Books: the Earliest Robin Hood Poems in ContextThomas Ohlgren, Purdue University (now emeritus) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, October 17, 2003
History of the Book Program
Courtesy and Cookery: Courtesy Books and the Household as Schools for Women in Late Medieval and Early Modern EnglandSharon Michalove, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (now emerita)
Friday, October 17, 2003
History of the Book Program
Rereading Early Modern Conduct LiteratureFrances E. Dolan, University of California, Davis Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, March 8, 2002
History of the Book Program
Manuscripts of the Mind and Their Makers: Donne, Jonson, and the Transmission of the TextMark Bland, The Open University, U.K.(now at DeMontfort University, Leicester)
Friday, January 18, 2002
History of the Book Program
Textual Criticism and the History of the Book: Literature and the Printing Shop, Sixteenth to Seventeenth CenturiesRoger Chartier, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Saturday, November 17, 2001
History of the Book Program
The Patristic Revival and Theological Polemics in the Sixteenth Century: Controversialists’ Editions of the FathersRalph Keen, University of Iowa(now at University of Illinois at Chicago) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, October 26, 2001
History of the Book Program
Affective Literacy, the Flesh, and the TextMark Amsler, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee(now at University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Friday, March 2, 2001
History of the Book Program
Books and Scrolls: Reading DiscontinuouslyPeter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, January 19, 2001
History of the Book Program
Books as Maps, Maps as Books: Looking for Narratives in Atlas DesignJames Akerman, The Newberry Library Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Saturday, November 11, 2000
History of the Book Program
Translating Images: The Decorated Page in French, English, and Latin Versions of Guillaume de Deguilville’s Trois PelerinagesRichard K. Emmerson, The Medieval Academy(now at Manhattan College) Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Saturday, October 21, 2000
History of the Book Program
Lancelot-Grail Illustrations in Early Printed BooksAlison Stones, University of Pittsburgh Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Saturday, April 22, 2000
History of the Book Program
Visual Inscription in Laurent de Premierfait’s Translations of BoccaccioAnne D. Heernan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Saturday, April 8, 2000
History of the Book Program
The Introduction of Paper to Europe, 800-1500Timothy Barrett, Center for the Book, University of Iowa Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Saturday, January 15, 2000
History of the Book Program
The production of Hebrew Manuscripts: Progression or RegressionMalachi Beit-Arie, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, now emeritus
Saturday, November 13, 1999
History of the Book Program
Medieval Wax Tablets: Between Memory and OblivionElisabeth Lalou, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Saturday, October 23, 1999
History of the Book Program
Printer’s Marks: Signifying Literacy in the MarketplacePaul Gehl, The Newberry Library Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Tuesday, April 6, 1999
History of the Book Program
Minds, Bodies, and Readers in Early Modern Europe: Toward a History of Reading and Mind-Body MedicineBrian Stock, University of Toronto, now emeritus
Friday, February 26, 1999
History of the Book Program
Looking for Gratian’s Hand in the Early Manuscripts of the DecretumAnders Winroth, Yale University Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, January 15, 1999
History of the Book Program
Anatomy, Cartography, and the New World BodyValerie Traub, University of Michigan Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, November 6, 1998
History of the Book Program
Reconsidering the Scholar-Printers of the 16th Century: Estienne and ColinesKay Amert, University of Iowa Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.
Friday, October 9, 1998
History of the Book Program
The Genesis of Word Separation at FleuryPaul Saenger, The Newberry Library Learn more about the Center for Renaissance Studies’ History of the Book Lectures.