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Coming soon: Book Traces with Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia

Andrew Stauffer of the UVA Department of English guides a scavenger hunt for annotated 19th-century books in the PS and PR sections of the Alexander stacks, as a session of the Book Traces project on the afternoon of April 19th. Participants will convene at the start of the session in the JetStream (Room 404) for a debriefing before dispersing to levels 2B and … Read More

The Motley Emblem

Please do check out a project from Prof. Sean Silver here in English at Rutgers—The Motley Emblem! From the project description: Smack in the middle of Laurence Sterne’s 18th-century novel Tristram Shandy is a single leaf of marbled paper.  Sterne’s waggish narrator, whose “life and opinions” the novel is, calls that leaf “the motley emblem of my … Read More

“Touch / Teach” now on youtube!

RIB is excited to announce that a recording of our virtual roundtable “Touch / Teach: studying books in an unfinished pandemic” is now available on youtube—on our brand new channel! Thanks to our participants and everyone who joined for the wonderful event.

BSA program applications: two deadlines coming soon!

The BSA New Scholars Program – Applications Due Sept. 3, 2021 The Bibliographical Society of America’s New Scholars Program promotes the work of scholars new to bibliography, broadly defined to include the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of all textual artifacts. This includes manuscript, print, and digital media, from clay and … Read More

RIB work-in-progress workshop

The Rutgers Initiative for the Book will host a work-in-progress workshop this spring (2021) for any graduate students who would like peer feedback on article drafts or dissertation chapters dealing with print culture, reading and reception, or any other aspect of the material book.  Students from all time/place areas and all stages of the program are welcome; … Read More