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Further Transactions of the Book 2006

A Conference at the Folger Shakespeare Library

9-11 March 2006


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Thursday, 9 March


6:00 – 7:00 p.m.       Registration


7:00 p.m.                    Welcome
                                     Kathleen Lynch , The Folger Institute


                                     “Divine Art/Infernal Machine:                                    

                                     Attitudes towards Printing in Early Modern Europe”
                                     Elizabeth Eisenstein, History, University of Michigan, emerita


                                     Reception to follow


Friday, 10 March


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.        Registration


9:00 a.m.                     Welcome
                                      Anthony Grafton , History, Princeton University


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.      “What Did Gutenberg Invent? Computer Analysis of Typefonts”
                                      Paul Needham , Scheide Librarian, Princeton University, and
                                      Blaise Aguera y Arcas , Seattle, WA


                                      Chair: Marija Dalbello , Library and Information Sciences, 

                                      Rutgers University


10:15 – 10:45 a.m.    Coffee Break


10:45 a.m. –12:00     The Humanist Book
                                      Chair: James Hankins , History, Harvard University


                                       “Between Poetry and Politics: Humanist Pundits and the 

                                       Renaissance Press”

                                       Margaret Meserve , History, University of Notre Dame

Later Adventures of the Humanist Book: Art as Part of the Rhetoric
Bette Talvacchia , Art History, University of Connecticut

                                       12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)


2:00 – 3:15 p.m.         Printing and the Wider World
                                      Chair: David Sacks , History, Reed College


                                     “Representing the Book and Readers in Colonial Spanish 

                                     American Art”                                      

                                     Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra , History, University of Texas at



                                      “Re-assessing Impact: From Travel Writing to Books about

                                      New Worlds”  

                                     Joan-Pau Rubiés , History, London School of Economics


3:15 – 3:45 p.m.        Tea Break


3:45 – 5:00 p.m.        Authorship
                                     Chair: Joseph Loewenstein, English, Washington University


                                      “Priestly Playwrights and Authorial Authority: The Moral

                                      Formation of Authorship in Early Modern Spain”  

                                     Hilaire Kallendorf , Hispanic Studies, Texas A&M


                                      “Trial Publication, ‘à l'essai,’ and the Rise of the Gentleman


                                      George Hoffmann , Romance Languages and Literatures,

                                      University of Michigan


Saturday, 11 March

9:00-9:15 a.m.            Welcome   
                                      Ann Blair, History, Harvard University


9:15-10:15                 “Vernacular Books at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 1570-


                                     Ian Maclean, Renaissance Studies, All Souls, Oxford


                                     Chair: Jan-Dirk Mueller , German, Comparative, and   

                                     Scandinavian Studies, Ludwig Maximilians Universität


10:15-10:45               Coffee break


10:45-12:00               Libraries
                                     Chair: Germaine Warkentin, English, University of Toronto,



                                     “Libraries and the Production of


                                     Paul  Nelles , History, Carleton University


                                     “Discovering the Early Modern Library in Late Renaissance Italy:

                                     A Historical Prospero and his Books”
                                     Warren Boutcher, English and Drama, Queen Mary University 

                                     of London


12:00-1:15                 Lunch


1:15-2:30 p.m.          Publishers and Publishing
                                    Chair: Adrian Johns, History, University of Chicago


                                    "The Prince and his Publishers: The Politics and  Practice

                                    of Printing in Sixteenth-Century Florence"

                                    Antonio Ricci, Comparative Literature, York University


                                    “ ‘I publish, therefore I perish...or do I’:
                                    Cartesian Agitations on Print and Publication”
                                    Abby Zanger , History, Tufts University
2:30-3:00 p.m.         Tea Break


3:00-4:15 p.m.         The Republic of Letters
                                   Chair: Mordechai Feingold, History of Science, CalTech

                                   “From Plants to Print: Botany, Networks, and the Republic of Letters"
                                   Anne Goldgar , History, King’s College London


                                   “Politics, the ‘Public Sphere,’ and the Seventeenth-Century  

                                   Republic of Letters”
                                   Noel Malcolm , All Souls, Oxford
4:30-5:30 p.m.        Wrap-Up

                                   Peter Stallybrass, English, University of Pennsylvania


5:30 – 7:00 p.m.     Closing Reception



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