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[BKARTS] 2nd Annual Book History Workshop at A&M



Applications are now being accepted for the second annual History of
Books and Printing Workshop at Texas A&M University. The workshop is
scheduled for May 18-23, 2003. Full details and registration information
are available at:
http://library.tamu.edu/cushing/bookhistory/2003.html

A report on last year's workshop is available at:
http://library.tamu.edu/cushing/bookhistory/index.htm

This five-day workshop provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to
and survey of the history of books and printing.  It is intended for
librarians, archivists, students, teachers, collectors, private
individuals and others who work in areas related to or who have an
interest in the subject.  The course consists of a unique combination
of labs and seminars designed to provide students with practical
experience as well as a broad historical survey of the field.  The
morning
sessions involve hands-on exercises in and demonstrations of printing
techniques and processes of the hand press period. Students will have
the opportunity to see type cast in a hand mould.  They will also set
type, impose formes, and print on a replica common press.  The
afternoon sessions provide a chronological survey of book and printing
history, beginning briefly with pre-codex structures and then
concentrating on developments in the hand press era.

The morning labs and afternoon seminars, led by Steven Escar Smith and
Stephen Pratt, will be supplemented by a series of evening lectures
from scholars working in the field of bibliography and book history.
This
year's lecturers include:
Maura Ives (Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of
English, Texas A&M);
Henry Petroski (Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering,
Duke University);
Paul Needham (Curator, Scheide Library, Princeton University);
Ron Tyler (Professor of History, University of Texas, and Director,
Texas State Historical Association).

Again, further details and registration information are available at:
http://library.tamu.edu/cushing/bookhistory/2003.html

And a report on last year's workshop is available at:
http://library.tamu.edu/cushing/bookhistory/index.htm

Thank you.

Steven

Steven Escar Smith, Ph.D.
Director and Wendler Professor,
Associate University Librarian for Advancement
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
Texas A&M University
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843-5000
(979) 845 1951

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