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July 2020

Virtual Book Talks at AAS

July 29 @ 2:00 PM - December 3 @ 4:00 PM
American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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American Antiquarian Society's Book History and Digital Initiative offers monthly  Virtual Book Talks. Each talk showcases authors of recently published scholarly monographs, digital-equivalents, and creative works broadly related to book history and print culture. Each installment includes an informal presentation from the author and a Q&A with the audience. These talks are streamed live for registered participants and are recorded for posterity. Talks typically last 45 minutes to one hour. For more information, contact Kevin Wisniewski, Director of Book History…

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September 2020

Renaissance Invention – Nova Reperta

September 1 - November 30
Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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The Newberry Library presents: Renaissance Invention: Nova Reperta During a time of globalization, colonization, and warfare, Europeans in the Renaissance embraced new technology even as they lamented its disruptive, destructive, and destabilizing consequences. Sound familiar? " Renaissance Invention explores the conception of novelty and technology through an unprecedented study of Nova Reperta (New Discoveries). Nova Reperta is  a late sixteenth-century print series.  It celebrated the marvels of the age, including the stirrup, the cure for syphilis, and the so-called discovery…

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