Sarah Werner to Speak at Book History Workshop

By Marketing and Communications | 05-20-2019


COLLEGE STATION (May 2019)- Book Historian Sarah Werner will be the keynote speaker for The 18th annual Book History Workshop at Texas A&M University. Werner will speak on Monday, June 3 at 7pm in the Mayo-Thomas Room in Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. The workshop will take place from June 2-7.

The five-day workshop provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing. The course consists of a unique combination of labs and seminars designed to provide students with practical experience, as well as a broad historical survey of the field.

Sarah Werner is an independent scholar of book history, early modern culture, and digital media. She is the author of the recently published Studying Early Printed Books 1450–1800: A Practical Guide and the newly launched EarlyPrintedBooks.com. In combination, the two works provide an introduction to how books were made in the hand-press period and how we can study them today. She is also the author of articles on digital First Folios, an overview of the connections between book history and digital studies, and numerous pieces on Shakespeare in performance, as well as the author of Shakespeare and Feminist Performance. She currently works as a consultant helping libraries connect their rare materials with students and the public.

For more information, contact Kevin M. O’Sullivan, at 979.845.1951 or kmosullivan@library.tamu.edu.


 

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