Category Archives: Biblio news

Octave Uzanne, “Bohemian Gentleman, Bibliophilosophe”

This week and next, the Watts Program is partnering with the Providence Athenaeum and the John Russell Bartlett Society to present a 3-part mini-festival about the life of the French book collector Octave Uzanne. Advertisements

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Paul Duguid to speak at History of the Book at Harvard event

Paul Duguid (School of Information, University of California, Berkeley), “Getting Information from Books: A View of the 18th Century” Tomorrow at 6:00 pm, Paul Duguid of UC Berkeley will address the role of printed books in the information age. No, … Continue reading

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Happy #ShelfieDay

Although there’s often not much time for it among my many duties in coordinating the Watts Program, I always strive to carve out a few minutes each day to check the program’s twitter page and see what types of conversations … Continue reading

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Announcing Next Semester’s Theme: “The Future of Books”

The Future of Books–Past and Present Lately it seems like everywhere we look, we find stories about the decline of print media and a future consisting of digital scans, ubiquitous screens and thoughts expressed in 140 characters or less. A … Continue reading

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External Biblio Events for November

November 6th, 5:30 pm: Angela Lorenz ’87 Discusses her art books and the creative process  In this event sponsored by the Brown BookStore, Angela Lorenz will present on her career of creating fascinating folding art books. Her latest is Mansion of … Continue reading

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Material Encounters in the Archive Symposium

If you’re not already planning on attending the JCB’s “Beyond Sweetness” conference on Friday and Saturday, we highly encourage students to check out the Pembroke Center’s  special symposium  on “Material Encounters in the Archive.” 

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Upcoming Events of the John Russell Bartlett Society

The Watts Program is pleased to promote the following upcoming events launched by the John Russell Bartlett Society and its partners. Vivid Imaginations On September 28th, the R.I. Center for the Book‘s Art of the Book Program will present a … Continue reading

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Spring Semester with Watts Ends on a High Note

The last Watts event of the spring semester drew in an enthusiastic and engaged crowd for the conservation lab and bindery tour at the Brown Libraries. Despite the beautiful weather outside, we received full attendance for the first leg of … Continue reading

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RISD Special Collections blog post on Maureen Cummins residency

All of us at Watts are extremely excited to be featured in a terrific post from the RISD Special Collections blog about Maureen Cummins’ visit to the JCB last November. The post, titled “Artist as Archivist: Maureen Cummins at Watts … Continue reading

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This week in Biblio News: Boston Church to Sell Copy of Bay Pslam Book

This week news sources and blogs across the country are rife with biblio buzz over the Old South Church’s decision to part with an extremely rare copy of the Bay Pslam Book, published in 1640. Out of 1,600 original editions, … Continue reading

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