Monday, March 21, 2011

Folger Lab Work

Teaching the History of the Book: New Theories, Approaches, Pedagogies
A lab workshop at the Folger Institute, Washington DC
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
This day-long workshop will discuss new and emerging ways of teaching book history and manuscript culture.

10.30-12 Session 1

Brief presentations and general discussion

Guyda Armstrong (University of Manchester), ‘Teaching and digitizing Dante’

Anne Coldiron (Florida State) ‘Teaching the Transitions’

Noon - 1 pm Lunch (on your own)

1-1.45 Workshop

Jerome de Groot (Manchester), ‘Anthologising the English Revolution’

2- 3 Session 2

Folger perspectives

Sarah Werner (Undergraduate Program Director), ‘Old books and new technologies’

Steven Galbraith (Curator of Books), Jim Kuhn (Head of Collections Information Services), and colleagues on Folger initiatives

3- 3:30 Tea break

3:30 – 4:30 Roundtable discussion

Ian Gadd, Peter Stallybrass, Jerome de Groot, Kathleen Lynch

Technologies of writing

Digital humanities

The importance of the book to book history

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