Histories and Futures of the Book

An interdisciplinary lecture series in manuscript, print, and digital cultures, 2013-14 @ UW


Organized by the Textual Studies Program in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Textual Scholarship, Histories and Futures of the Book will welcome distinguished scholars from across the country whose work on the materiality of books and media intersects with big-picture debates about the place of the humanities, innovation in graduate education, and public scholarship. Single-speaker events are free and open to the public. For directions and transit, click here.

Spring Quarter Events:

May 14, 2014 Ann Blair (Harvard University), “In the Workshop of the Mind: Collaborative Relationships in Early Modern Europe,” 4:00 PM, Communications Building 120

May 20, 2014 Megan Sweeney (University of Michigan), “Life Sentences: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading,” 4:30 PM, Communications Building 120

For a full list of the year’s lectures, see our News & Events page.

Histories and Futures of the Book is cosponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, UW Libraries, the Law School, the Information School, UW English, Comparative Literature, Asian Languages & Literature, French & Italian, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, Law, Societies, & Justice, Germanics, the South Asia Center, the Ketcham Endowment, the Hilen Endowment, the Honors Program, and the Pipeline Project.

Contact: Jeffrey Todd Knight (English) and Geoffrey Turnovsky (French & Italian)


Latest News

  • Thomas Lockwood wins Robert Lowry Patten Award9780199257911

    The editors of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 have announced the second annual Robert Lowry Patten Award, this year for the most outstanding recent contribution to Restoration and eighteenth-century British literary studies, will go to Textual Studies Program participating faculty member Thomas Lockwood (English) for his Henry Fielding Plays, Vol. 3: 1734-1742 (Oxford UP). The…

  • CFP: Society for Textual Scholarship, March 20-22, 2014 in SeattleW

    The Society for Textual Scholarship’s 2014 International Interdisciplinary Conference, "Textual Scholarship Across the Disciplines," will take place March 20-22 at the University of Washington, Seattle. See here for the Call for Papers. Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2013.

  • Affect & Audience in the Digital Age, Simpson Center for the Humanities, October 18, 2013aa1

    This one-day symposium on digitally mediated poetics, co-organized by Textual Studies affiliate faculty member, Brian Reed (English), will include a special exhibition at the UW Book Arts Collection in Allen Library and a number of invited presentations relevant to the program. Registration is requested. For more information, see the Simpson Center event page here.