The Futures of Handwriting - Program Announcement

Mark Mattes's picture
April 12, 2019 to April 13, 2019
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, British History / Studies, Communication, Digital Humanities, Literature

Dear Colleagues:

(Apologies for cross-postings)

The website and program for The Futures of Handwriting, a symposium hosted by the University of Louisville in collaboration with the Filson Historical Society (April 12-13, 2019), is now live.

Conference registration is free and on-site at the Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, which is located on the University of Louisville's Belknap Campus. The keynote speaker, Dr. Christopher Hager (Trinity College), will deliver his lecture, "Struck Out: The Illiterate Hand on the Literate Page," at The Filson Historical Society on April 12 at 5:30PM. The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees must must register through the Filson's site.

The Futures of Handwriting is sponsored by Archives & Special Collections, the Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society, the Department of Comparative Humanities, and the Department of English at the University of Louisville, and The Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School. Special thanks to The Wittreich Family and The Council of Graphological Societies.

Please direct all inquiries to the conference chair, Dr. Mark Alan Mattes, Department of English, University of Louisville,