Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The beginning of the end

Bill Sherman (York) will be speaking at Columbia this Wednesday, April 30. His talk is entitled "The beginning of the end: A lecture on book history."

William H. Sherman is Professor of Renaissance/Early Modern Studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Renaissance & Early Modern Studies at the University of York. He received his BA from Columbia and MPhil and PhD from Cambridge. He held research and teaching positions at the National Maritime Museum (UK), the University of Maryland, and Queen Mary (University of London) before moving to York in 2005. Hs is currently the Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor at Caltech and The Huntington Library in Pasadena, California. His publications include *John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance* (UMass Press, 1995), and *Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England* (UPenn Press, 2008).

The lecture will take place in 717 Hamilton Hall, from 4.10 pm.

Details: Alan Stewart, ags2105@columbia.edu


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