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Sun, Jun 04


College Station, TX, USA

Texas A&M Book History Workshop (4-9 June 2023)

Five-day workshop, limited to 20 students, provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing. The workshop is intended for those who have an interest in the first three and a half centuries of the printed book.

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Texas A&M Book History Workshop  (4-9 June 2023)
Texas A&M Book History Workshop  (4-9 June 2023)

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2023, 7:00 PM

College Station, TX, USA

About the Event

This immersive course provides an opportunity to investigate the manufacture of books during the handpress period by participating in the allied trades that produced them. Over the course of a week, attendees will create a complete facsimile of an eighteenth-century pamphlet by setting, correcting, and imposing type on an English common press and printing the book in three octavo formes. Likewise, the workshop’s projects extend to other handpress-era technologies, including typecasting, papermaking, marbling, bookbinding, and illustration. These experiential learning sessions are further enriched by a series of scholarly lectures which draw upon the extensive historical collections housed at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. Together, they provide a unique opportunity for book historians, literary scholars, librarians, and interested members of the general public to learn about the history of books and printing.

Applications received before 24 February 2023 will receive first consideration, after which admissions will continue on a rolling basis.

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