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2022 Oct 03

Shamil Jeppie (Historical Studies, University of Cape Town): "Book Collecting in Timbuktu"

4:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mon Oct 3, 4:30pm:  Shamil Jeppie (Historical Studies, University of Cape Town) "Book Collecting in Timbuktu." In person event, Barker Center 133. Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in the History of the Book.

Abstract: This lecture surveys five centuries of collecting in Timbuktu, a town in the interior of West Africa, that has come to symbolize a larger world of learning and book culture in the region. This lecture follows citations in texts written in the town in the 16th century, book borrowing and copying, through to a major...

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2022 Oct 24

Monsters, Myths and Methods: A Global Book Biography and the Enlightenment Reception of Erik Pontoppidan’s "The Natural History of Norway" (1752-5).

6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conf. Room (#125), 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

James Raven (University of Cambridge), “Monsters, Myths and Methods: A Global Book Biography and the Enlightenment Reception of Erik Pontoppidan’s  The Natural History of Norway (1752-5).” In person event: History Dept conference room (formerly the Lower Library) on the ground/first floor, Robinson Hall, Harvard Yard. Sponsored by the Early Modern Workshop and Scandinavian Studies, Harvard. 

Abstract : The publication of Erik Pontoppidan’s Natural History of Norway (1752-55 in different language editions) offers a unique, multi-...

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2022 Nov 15

Camille Owens (Society of Fellows, Harvard): “Unbinding the Hand-Book of the Wonderful Boy: methods for reading black childhood in archives of 19th-century spectacle.” 

5:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tues Nov. 15 at 5 p.m., Camille Owens (Society of Fellows, Harvard), “Unbinding the Hand-Book of the Wonderful Boy: methods for reading black childhood in archives of 19th-century spectacle.” Event held in person,  Barker Center 133. Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in the History of the Book.
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