The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1828 Tuesday, 8 November 2005
Date: Monday, 7 Nov 2005 15:31:45 -0500
Subject: Folger Spring Conference: Further Transactions of the Book
Further Transactions of the Book
A Spring Conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library organized by
Anthony Grafton (Princeton University) and Ann Blair (Harvard
University), with Kathleen Lynch (The Folger Institute).
In recent decades, localized studies of the histories of the book have
proliferated and matured. Attention to the effects of the transmission
of knowledge in different media has consequently influenced work in many
scholarly fields. This weekend conference carries forward the
examinations of the 2001 Folger conference "Transactions of the Book."
With sponsorship from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the
Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, it offers a close focus
on the Continental book trades as well as on the impact of the printed
book on transnational or international knowledge communities. As was its
predecessor, this conference is an international gathering of social and
intellectual historians, literary critics, bibliographers, and others.
By extending the scope of investigation beyond the widely recognized
impact of the printing press, the conference encompasses the work of
influential experts and new perspectives alike to assess current trends
in light of the evidence of carefully historicized local studies.
Panelists include: Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Princeton), Warren Boutcher
(Queen Mary University of London), Jorge Ca