Books as Portals: Reading and Responding to Historical Collections in the 21st Century

Lecture by Katherine M. Ruffin, Director of the Book Studies Program and Lecturer in Art at Wellesley College, and Vice President for Publications for APHA. Followed by an open house in the Book Arts Lab

Saturday, March 9, 2019
2:00 pm
Library Lecture Room, First Floor of Clapp Library
Wellesley College

Historical collections in libraries facilitate preservation of, and access to, individual books, as well as collections of associated items. Study of these collections can enhance scholarly inquiry. Books have the power to transmit text and image across space and time and to open up worlds of experience. As such, they can provide endless sources of inspiration for contemporary teaching and research. Through examining a variety of critical and creative projects based on reading and responding to books in historical collections, issues of labor, craftsmanship, quality, and beauty can be explored.

Refreshment will be served, please RSVP.

Joint Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Printing History Association and the John Russell Bartlett Society

Directions and Maps:
Parking in the Founders Lot is recommended