Past Semesters

Past Events:

Fall 2013, What is the History of the Book Today?

SEPT 16 | Exhibit Tour: a behind the scenes look at the JCB’s German Collection with exhibition curator and Curator of European Cooks, Dennis Landis.  Open to 10 Brown/RISD undergraduate students. Visit blog for event details. Please register. MacMillan Reading Room, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m.

SEPT 29 | Sunday Workshop: Bookbinding Basics Please Register. At the RISD Book Studio, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. 

OCT 6 | Sunday Workshop: Japaense Binding. Please Register. At the RISD Book Studio, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm.

OCT 10 | Seminar: Emily Kugler, Colby College, Authoring Self in the Slave Narratives of Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince.” Open to 15 undergraduate students. Visit blog for event details. Please register. JCB Conference Room, 3:00 p.m.

OCT 27 | Sunday Workshop: Smyth Sewn BindingPlease Register.  At the RISD Book Studio, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. 

NOV 8 | Library Visit: Kate Wodehouse, Special Collections Curator of the Providence Athenaeum, Leads Students Through the Founders’ Collections and other Athenaeum Treasures. Limited to 15 Brown/RISD undergraduate students. Please register. Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, 1:00 pm.

NOV 12 | Lecture: Michael Suarez on “The Print that Changed the World: The Description of the Slave-Ship Brookes.” Open to the Public. MacMillan Reading Room, 6:00 pm.

NOV 13 | Lecture: Dan Cohen of the DPLA speaks on “The Emerging Research Environment and the Digital Public Library of America.” Opening Keynote to the MA in Public Humanities Program Open House. Please RSVP to publichumanities@brown.edu. Nightingale-Brown House, 6:00 pm.

NOV 16 | Biblio Bus Field Trip (Boston, MA): JCB Curator Ken Ward will lead students through the 36th annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Hynes Convention Center. Limited to 13 Brown/RISD undergraduate students. Please register.

DEC 7 | A Visit to the AS220 Printshop with the John Russell Bartlett Society The Watts Program has partnered with the JRBS to offer this tour and workshop at the AS220 studios. Participants will learn about the equipment in the community printshop and have the chance to print our own broadsides, using wood type cut by a computer-controlled robotic router. 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, please register.