Events

New and Past Events

 

The Digital Restoration Initiative: Reading the Invisible Library. A Lecture by  Brent Seales, Gill Professor and Chair, Computer Science Department, University of Kentucky. Library Lecture Room, Clapp Library. November 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Book Studies Seminar,  November 14, 2019 from 11:30 am-1:45 pm. Sponsored by The Archaeological Institute of America, The Blended Learning Initiative, and Book Studies.

 

Letterlocking Workshop with Jana Dambrogio and Daniel Starza, April 16, 2019, 7-9 pm, Book Arts Lab. Sponsored by the Medieval/Renaissance Studies Program and Book Studies. 

Inky Fingers: Scholars and Artisans in the Renaissance Printing House. A Lecture by Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, Collins Cinema, April 10, 2019. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature. A Lecture by Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and University Librarian Emeritus. Library Lecture Room, Clapp Library. March 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm. Sponsored by Book Studies, the Friends of the Library, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, The Departments of French and of History, and the Andrew W. Mellon Society of the Fellows of Critical Bibliography.

 

Paper Saver: A Conversation with Mary French '09, Book Conservator. Library Lecture Room, Clapp Library. Tuesday, March 15, 2018 from 4:15-5:30 pm. Sponsored by Book Studies, the Book Arts Program, the Conservation Facility, and Wellesley Career Education.

Folger Shakespeare Library Transcribe-A-Thon. Pendleton Knapp Atrium, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12:30-5:30 pm. Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library and Paul Dingman, Project Manager for Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO). Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Blended Learning Initiative and the Baum Fund.

Tangled Texts in Early Modern England. A Lecture by Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Founders 120, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4:15 pm. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Blended Learning Initiative and the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events (The Baum Fund). Free and open to the public.

What to Do With a Humanities Degree: Finding (and Funding) Post-Wellesley Studies in the Book. An Informal Lunch and Discussion with Meredith Santaus '16. Library Lecture Room, Clapp Library, Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12 noon-1:30 pm.

Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections, Thursday, November 3 - Saturday, November 5, 2016, Boston College, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Harvard University. View more here.

Graphic Design in the Digital Future: Lessons from the Renaissance Book, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Library Lecture Room, Clapp Library, Wellesley College. Speakers and workshop leaders include Simran Thadani, '05 (Letterform Archive); Russell Maret (printer/type designer); Ken Botnick (Washington University in St. Louis and emdash design studio); Soe Lin Post (Public Affairs, Wellesley); Sohie Lee (Computer Science, Wellesley); Katherine M. Ruffin (Book Studies & Book Arts, Wellesley); and Ruth R. Rogers (Special Collections, Wellesley).Symposium organized by Sarah Wall-Randell, Associate Professor of English, and Simon Grote, Assistant Professor of History. Sponsored by Book Studies, the Program in Medieval-Renaissance Studies, the Departments of English, History and Computer Science. Generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School.

Rachel Bartgis, The National Archives, "Writing by Hand in the Eighteenth Century," Friday, April 15, 2016, 4:15-6:15pm, Book Arts Lab, Clapp Library. Sponsored by Long Eighteenth Century Working Group, the History Department, and Book Studies.

Nick Wilding, Associate Professor of History, Georgia State University, "Forging the Moon; Or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo," Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:30 pm, Science Center 277. Co-sponsored by Book Studies, the CLCE's Edwards Fund, and the Science Center.

Kristina Milnor, Professor of Classics, Barnard College, "Faustilla the Pawnbroker: On Gender and Finance in the Early Roman Empire," November 11, 2015, 5:00 pm in FND 120.

Sylvia Sellers-Garcia, Assistant Professor of History, Boston College, "Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Periphery," April 27, 2015, 4:00 pm. Sponsored by Book Studies, the History Department, and the Long 18th Century Working Group.

William Noel, Director of the Kislak Center and the Schoenberg Institute, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, "The Archimedes Palimpsest and Truly Open Manuscript Data," Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:30 pm. Sponsored by the Science Faculty Seminar Series, Wellesley Wednesdays, Book Studies, and the Wilson Fund, with co-sponsorship from the Art Department, Classics Department, the Media Arts and Sciences Program, and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.

Kenneth Carpenter, Former Curator, Kress Library of Business and Economics, Harvard University, "How Economic Ideas Travel: The Incredible Journey of Benjamin Franklin's 'Way to Wealth'," Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 pm, Library Lecture Room.

Simran Thadani, PhD in English from University of Pennsylvania, 2013, and BA in Spanish and English from Wellesley College in 2005, "Authorship and Anonymity in Renaissance Writing-Books," Monday, November 10, 4:15 pm; and "Post-Wellesley Careers for Humanities Majors," Sunday, November 9, 2014, 4:00 pm, Lulu Wang Center 415.

Rie Hachinayagi, Professor of Art, Mt. Holyoke College, "Artist's Presentation," Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:30 pm, Library Lecture Room; and "Japanese Papermaking Demonstration," Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 4:00 pm, Papermaking Studio, Pendleton West 114.

Kelly Whitmer, Assistant Professor of History, Sewanee: the University of the South, "How to Build an Imaginary Cabinet of Curiosities: Lessons in Entrepreneurship for Gallant Youth, ca. 1700," March 12, 2014, 5:00 pm, Library Lecture Room.

2014 Book Studies Faculty Seminar: Teaching & Conducting Research with Books and OtherText-Technologies: Book History, the Book Arts, and Book Studies at Wellesley College Sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Library & Technology Services and made possible by the generous support of The Friends of the Wellesley College Library’s Innovations in Reading and Scholarship Fund. Tuesday, January 14, through Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lee Professor of History at Harvard University "Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Digital Age" Saturday, November 10, 2012, 4 pm Collins Cinema

Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania Newhouse Center for Humanities Elizabeth Turner Jordan '59 Lecture Lecture and Seminar Lecture: “What is a letter?” (letter as in correspondence) Monday, December 3, 2012: 4:30 pm  Seminar: “What is a book?” Tuesday, December 4, 2012: 12:30-2:00, Newhouse Center

Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center Luncheon: "The Book Studies Concentration at Smith College" Lecture by Martin Antonetti, Curator of Rare Books, Smith College Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:30 Library Lecture Room

2012 Book Studies Faculty Seminar: Teaching with Books and Other Text-Technologies: Book History, the Book Arts, and Book Studies in the Wellesley Curriculum.” Sponsored by the Provost’s Office and Library & Technology Services and made possible by the generous support of The Friends of the Wellesley College Library’s Innovations in Reading and Scholarship Fund Monday, June 4-Wednesday, June, 6, 2012