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Materialities Conference Shaping Up

“Materialities of American Texts and Visual Cultures”

On April 9–10, 2015, curators, conservators, and scholars from various disciplines will convene at Columbia University to discuss new approaches to American print and visual cultures generated by the recent humanistic interest in materiality.

The conference is hosted by Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology and Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New York, NY. Co-Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the American Printing History Association, and organized by John Garcia and Marie Stephanie Delamaire, Rare Book School Mellon Fellows in Critical Bibliography.

Committed speakers include Jennifer Greenhill (U Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Elizabeth Hutchinson (Barnard/Columbia), David Jaffee (Bard), Michael Leja (U Penn), Christopher Lukasik (Purdue), Todd Pattison (Rare Book School), Jennifer Roberts (Harvard), and Phillip Round (U Iowa).

More information forthcoming.