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June 2020

Boston Athenaeum – Three Virtual Events

June 1, 2020 - June 5, 2020

Boston Athenaeum Presents Three Virtual Events June 1: VIRTUAL EVENT: Pride was a Riot: 50 Years of Protests, Celebrations and Pride in Boston - Join Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston for a overview of the Stonewall Riots and the 50 years of protests and celebrations that followed. Using photographs and stories found in The History Project's archives, we'll cover Boston's first pride commemoration and march and the continued debate over whether Pride is a celebration, a protest, or both. June 2: VIRTUAL EVENT:…

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July 2020

Virtual Book Talks at AAS

July 29, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - December 3, 2020 @ 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, 2020 - November 30, 2020
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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October 2020

Great Libraries of Rome Trip – CANCELLED

October 3, 2020 - October 11, 2020

Tour the most beautiful libraries of Rome and see their rare manuscript collections. By special arrangement, enter the Vatican Museums before they open to the public. Gain behind-the-scenes-access to a private villa opened by the owners exclusively for Manuscript Society travelers. Enter the Vatican Library by special permission to see important manuscripts housed in the collection! All this and more when you join the Manuscript Society in its bi-annual overseas trip in Rome, Italy. THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE…

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Webinar: New Hebrew Manuscript

October 22, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fordham University, 4500 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY United States

"Go forth and learn”: The Artist Joel ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript - A Webinar "Go Forth and Learn" Joel ben Simeon Thursday, October 22, 2020 -  1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT The webinar is via Zoom (link is sent out 1 day prior) Joel ben Simeon was a fifteenth-century Jewish scribe and illuminator.  Trained as an artist and scribe in Germany he spent most of his itinerant career in the book arts in northern Italy.…

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November 2020

Independent Online Booksellers Assoc – Second Virtual Fair

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - November 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

IOBA Virtual Fair Nov. 20-22 Featuring Ephemera, Manuscripts, Books, and More   Just in time for your holiday shopping:  The Independent Online Booksellers Association offers its second virtual fair, running November 20-22 online at https://www.iobabookfair.com/. More than 75 IOBA members from the United States and a number of other countries will be offering a wide range of books, ephemera, manuscripts, photographs, autographs, and maps over the three-day fair, including much that will be fresh-to-market. Visitors will get the chance to view offerings of…

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February 2021

Library of Congress: Celebrating Black History Month

February 2 @ 8:00 AM - February 28 @ 5:00 PM
Library of Congress

Celebrating Black History: Blog Posts from Around the Library Celebrating Artists’ Portraits at the Library of Congress for African American History Month blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/2021/02/celebrating-artists-portraits-at-the-library-of-congress-for-african-american-history-month/ The Family Life of Ralph Ellison blogs.loc.gov/catbird/2021/02/the-family-life-of-ralph-ellison/ Honoring African American Contributions in Medicine: Midwives blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2020/06/honoring-african-american-contributions-in-medicine-midwives/ Katherine Dunham's Ethnographic Research in the Caribbean blogs.loc.gov/folklife/2021/02/katherine-dunham-in-the-caribbean/ Frederick Douglass Newspapers, 1847-1874: Now Online blogs.loc.gov/headlinesandheroes/2020/01/frederick-douglass-newspapers-1847-1874-now-online/ Sojourner Truth and the Power of Copyright Registration blogs.loc.gov/copyright/2020/12/sojourner-truth-and-the-power-of-copyright-registration/ The Beauty Entrepreneur: Madam C. J. Walker  blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2020/03/madam-c-j-walker/ Performing Arts Blog Posts blogs.loc.gov/music/category/african-american-history/

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Library of Congress: Virtual Literary Series

February 18 - March 25
Library of Congress

Library of Congress: Virtual Literary Series Programs for February, March 2021 Literary events in February and March will feature the new series "Made at the Library," with a book on Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jason Reynolds and the ongoing series National Book Festival Presents. All programs will be virtual and premiere on the Library's Facebook page and its YouTube site (with captions). Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.: “Giants of Racial Justice,” part of the ongoing series National Book…

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March 2021

The Grolier Club – On Line Exhibitions

March 2 - May 15
The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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The Grolier Club: Celebrating the Art & History of the Book Since 1884 Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier (1489 or 90-1565), the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club’s objective is to promote “the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper.” Through the hard work of an international network of over eight hundred men…

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California Virtual Book Fair

March 4 - March 6
California Virtual Book Fair

ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS’ ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR IN MARCH The California Virtual Book Fair begins at 9 a.m./PST on March 4. The “doors” remain open continuously, 24 hours, until the event’s closing March 6 at 8 p.m./PST. Admission is free. Bibliophiles everywhere are invited to join the hunt for rare books and all manner of fine works on paper.  The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s California Virtual Book Fair runs March 4 - March 6, 2021. Exhibitors…

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