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Sun, Jun 04


Book Workshop Cushing Library

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 individuals who have an interest in the first three and a half centuries of the printed book.

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

Book Workshop Cushing Library, 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.

The workshop is limited to 20 students. Admissions will be made on a rolling basis, and will be made in light of each applicant’s needs in relation to the course content, the strength of the student's statement and background, and the potential use of the book history knowledge gained in the course. On the application form, prospective students should clearly identify the links between the subject matter of the workshop and their professional, academic, vocational, or avocational interests.

The registration fee for the Workshop is $1100, of which a $100 deposit is due at the time of admittance. Failure to remit this deposit within one week of acceptance will result in the forfeiture of an applicant’s seat. The full payment is due six weeks prior to the Workshop.

Registration is now open.

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

For more information  Cushing Memorial Library and Archives :: Book History Workshop ( or contact Kevin O’Sullivan at kmosullivan <at> tamu <dot> edu.

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