Category Archives: Lectures

Upcoming Events for April

The semester is more than half way over, but the Watts Program still has a lot to offer this spring. Whether you prefer talks, workshops, films, or book collecting prizes, there is sure to be something here to strike your … Continue reading

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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.

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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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Check out the Watts Flickr Page

If you’ve never visited it before, now more than ever is a good time to visit the Watts Program Flickr page. Started last year, the page contains photo sets from Watts program events from November 2012 up to the present. … Continue reading

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Michael Suarez Lecture and Workshop

November 12, 6:00 pm │”The Print That Changed the World: The Description of the Slave Ship Brookes.” When William Wilberfore, Thomas Clarkson, and their colleagues on the London committee of The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade first … 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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APR 15 | Watts Program | Stillwell Award Presentations & Lecture Tonight

APR 15 | The John Russell Bartlett Society’s presentation of the Margaret B. Stillwell Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting for 2013. MONDAY, APR 15, 5:30 PM | The John Carter Brown Library, MacMillan Reading Room. 94 George Street (On the … Continue reading

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April 17 | Methods of Collaboration Among Early Modern Humanists

APR 17 | “Methods of Collaboration Among Early Modern Humanists,” A Lecture by Ann Blair, 5:30 pm. Dr. Ann Blair is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Harvard University, specializing in early modern France, early modern intellectual and … Continue reading

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