Five College Book History Seminar
The Five College Book History Seminar series is a collaborative lecture series that focuses on the production, circulation, and reception of early modern and medieval texts. These lectures are assembled in collaboration with Jim Kelly, Humanities Research Services Librarian at DuBois Library, and Jim Wald, Associate Professor of History at Hampshire College.
Ann Blair, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor, Harvard University, "Servant-Functions and Author-Functions in Early Modern Europe "
Joseph Black, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, "'A Potency of Life': The Material History of Books and Reading"
Leah Price, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature, Harvard University, "Overbooked: dispatches from the front lines of the reading wars"
Andrea Stone, Smith College, "Broadside, Pamphlet, Book: Early Black American Print Cultures and the Digital Archive"
Emily Todd, Chair of the Department of English and Founding Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, Westfield State University, "Managing Happiness: A Study of Children's Books Published by Graves & Ellis in Postbellum Boston"
Michael Kelly, Head of the Archives & Special Collections Amherst College, "Samson Occom and the Uses of Bibliography"