The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.080  Saturday, 3 March 2012


From:        John Pollack <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         February 29, 2012 7:29:02 AM EST

Subject:    Memory/Reason/Imagination: Symposium in Honor of Daniel Traister


The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to invite you to attend:



Librarians and Scholars—Past, Present, and Future


A Symposium in Honor of Daniel Traister

March 30-31, 2012



In honor of our colleague Daniel Traister on the occasion of his retirement, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries will host a symposium examining the worlds of librarians and scholars, and how these worlds intersect with and influence each other. Themes to be addressed by symposium speakers will include:


   * History of Collections and Collecting: Encyclopedism vs. Curiosity

   * Epistemology and Its Classifications in Libraries

   * History of Librarianship/Portraits of Librarians

   * The Role of the Librarian: Scholar and/or Professional

   * Changes and Continuities in the Digital Age: Textual Conversion, Reading Practices, and Knowledge


Crossing disciplines and time periods, these themes reflect some of the broad interests that Dan has brought to his own work at institutions including the New York Public Library and the University of Pennsylvania. Dan has shared his insights with colleagues and students at those institutions as well as at Rare Book School, where for many years he taught courses and influenced a new generation of librarians. In addition, he has published many articles and reviews on scholarly and library-related topics.


Keynote addresses will be delivered by Roger Chartier (Collège de France and University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Suarez (University of Virginia and Director, Rare Book School). Other speakers include John Bidwell (Morgan Library), Rachel Buurma (Swarthmore College), Rosemary Cullen (Brown University), Lynne Farrington (University of Pennsylvania), James Green (Library Company of Philadelphia), Andrea Immel (Princeton University), Zachary Lesser (University of Pennsylvania), Jack Lynch (Rutgers University), Kathy Peiss (University of Pennsylvania), Alice Schreyer (University of Chicago), Jacob Soll (Rutgers University), and Peter Stallybrass (University of Pennsylvania).


Registration is free and available on the website. A tentative schedule has been posted.


We are grateful for conference support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania; the Department of English, University of Pennsylvania; Wendy Wilson & Bruce McKittrick; and Bruce McKittrick Rare Books.


We hope to see you in March.


John Pollack, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lynne Farrington

David McKnight

Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania

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