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History of the Book lectures

CCHS and University Libraries collaborative annual lecture on the HISTORY of the BOOK

2009-10—Robert DARNTON (Harvard): “Old Books and E-Books”

2010-11—Adrian JOHNS (U of Chicago): "The Invention of Intellectual Property"

2011-12—Anthony GRAFTON (Princeton): "Humanists with Dirty Fingers: Renaissance Correctors and the Origins of Editing"

2012-13— Christopher A. REED (Ohio State University): "'Dukes & Nobles Above, Scholars Below': Remembering Beijing's Old Booksellers District, 1769-1941"

2013-14—Sven BIRKERTS (Bennington College): "From Tablet to Tablet : Migrations of the Word"

2014-15—Mary KELLEY (University of Michigan): "'Talents Committed to Your Care:' Reading and Writing Antislavery in Antebellum America"

2016-17—Eric SLAUTER (U of Chicago): "Walden's Carbon Footprint: People, Plants, Animals, and Machines in the Making of an American Classic"

2017-18— Janice RADWAY (NU): “Girl Zines, the 1990s, and the Challenge of Historical Narration 2018-19—

2018-19—Matthew KIRSCHENBAUM (U of Maryland): “Codex Redux: The Post-Digital Book”

2019-20—Michael KELLY (Amherst College): “The Materiality of Native American Literature: Decolonizing the History of the Book”

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