Books and Their Use[r]s: A Symposium
Friday-Saturday, October 19-20, 2018
Thompson Library, Rooms 202 and 204
The Fall 2018 Symposium on the subject of 'Books and their Use[r]s’ is an opportunity for scholars to reflect on and exchange ideas about how and to what ends people have acquired, collected, organized, marked, common-placed, shared, disposed of, and otherwise engaged with the books they bought, stole, or borrowed. The talks will address not only British materials, but wider European and New World cultures. We also aim to stimulate discussion among specialists in book history across national/regional, as well as traditional period, divides.
Keynote Address, Earle Havens (John Hopkins): "Using Montaigne: Lord William Howard's Reading Machine"
Schedule of Events
8:30-9:00 Registration and refreshments
9:00 Director's Intro
9:15-10:45 Session 1
11:00-12:30 Session 2
2:00-3:30 Session 3
4:00-5:30 Keynote/CMRS Lecture #2
10:00-12:00 Roundtable Discussion