4th annual History of the Book Conference is Oct. 20 at the Renaissance Center
The 4th Annual History of the Book Conference is being held on Saturday Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Renaissance Center at 650 E. Pleasant St.
Lisa David of Simmons College will discuss “Flagellants, Thieves, a War Refugee and a Very Unscrupulous Bookdealer: A Renaissance Manuscript’s Journey from 14th-century Venice to 21st-century Boston.”
Other speakers include Mark Morford of the Smith College Mortimer Rare Book Room; John Lancaster will discuss several of the new rare books in the Renaissance Center’s collection; Jen Adams of the English Department will speak on William Caxton, and Richard Bleiler and Elizabeth Hart from UConn will give a presentation “Adventures in looking for The Adventures of Ladie Egeria.”
The conference is free and open to the public. Participants must register by Oct. 18. Lunch is provided.
This event is co-sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Library and the Amherst Woman’s Club.
For information, contact the Renaissance Center at 577-3600.