Rare Book School "Exploring Ephemera" Seminar, 9–11 September

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September 9, 2018 to September 11, 2018
Delaware, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Library and Information Science, Humanities, British History / Studies, Archival Science

Rare Book School is sponsoring a two-day seminar, "Exploring Ephemera," at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and the University of Delaware on Monday and Tuesday 10–11 September, 2018, preceded by a group dinner on Sunday, 9 September. 

Drawing on the remarkable holdings of the two Delaware institutions, this two-day workshop offers an opportunity to explore the history, production methods, typography, circulation, use and meaning of ephemera produced from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries in America and Britain. Hands-on study of the physical nature of ephemera will be the main emphasis of the seminar, but the value of the materials for scholarship, teaching, and exhibition purposes will also be considered. 

This seminar has been designed to be of interest to curators, collectors, and librarians of all kinds who care for, research, and teach with ephemera collections, but enrollment is open to anyone with an interest in the topics covered. 

As space is limited, signup for the seminar will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage "early bird" sign up before 1 August to improve your chances of getting a seat. The cost of attending the seminar is $500. 

For more information and to register for the course, visit https://rarebookschool.org/all-programs/events/ephemera-seminar/. Contact seminars@virginia.edu if you have any questions. 

We look forward to seeing you at an RBS event soon!


Contact Info: 

Laura Perrings

Interim Director of Programs & Education

Rare Book School