Spring 2014, The Future of Books–Past and Present
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for the 2014 Stillwell Prize in book collecting. Win up to $750
APRIL 27 | Film Screening: “Out of Print.” Co-sponsored by the RI Center for the Book and the Providence Public Library. Free and open to the public. At the PPL Auditorium, 150 Empire Street, doors open at 1:00 pm. view trailer
JAN 27 | Open Meeting: Kick off the spring semester with an evening of pizza and discussion of ways you can become more involved in the planning and structuring of the Watts Program events. Undergraduates from Brown and RISD, as well as graduate students, faculty, staff, and members of the bibliophilic community are welcome to attend. Please RSVP. Hillel Meeting Room, 6:00 pm.
FEB 13 | Film Screening: “Robot and Frank”. Limited to 20 Brown/RISD undergraduate students. Please Register (password is “watts”). MCM room 101, 135 Thayer Street, 7:00 pm.
Feb 28 – Mar 7 | Octave Uzanne Mini-Festival: “Bohemian Gentleman, Bibliophilosophe.” Presented with the Providence Athenaeum and the John Russell Bartlett Society
- FEB 28 | Athenaeum Salon: Valerie Steele, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Museum Director, “Ocatve Uzanne: La Mode et La Femme in Fin-de-siecle Paris.” Open to the Public. 251 Benefit Street, 5:00 pm.
- MAR 6 | Lecture: Willa Z. Silverman, Penn State,“The End of Books? French Fin-de-siecle Imaginings of the Future of Print.” Open to the Public. MacMillan Reading Room of the JCB, 6:00 pm.
- MAR 7 | Library Visit to RISD Special Collections. Willa Silverman will provide students with an in-depth look at several Octave Uzanne publications and Art Nouveau masterpieces in the RISD collections. 2:00 pm. Please Register.
MAR 15 | Engraving Workshop: RISD Professor Andrew Raftery will present an introduction to this printmaking craft. Limited to 15 Brown/RISD undergraduate students. 2nd Floor Printshop of Benson Hall, RISD, 11:00 am. Please Register.
MAR 18 | Lecture: Peter Kornicki, Cambridge University,“Leeches, Prohibited Foods and Suspicious Deaths: Vernacular Knowledge in Pre-modern Japan.” (Co-sponsored with the Brown University Department of History) Open to the Public. MacMillan Reading Room of the JCB, 6:00 pm.
APRIL 4 | Studio Visit: Come see RISD Professor Dan Wood’s art studio space and Linotype machine. Limited to 15 Brown/RISD undergraduate students. 40 Rice Street, 2:00 pm. Please register.
APRIL 5 | Printing Workshop:
In a visit to the AS220 Printshop, students will learn the mechanics of letterpress, off-set, and other printing technologies. Limited to 15 Brown/RISD undergraduate students. Mercantile Block of AS220, Lucie Way, 2:00-6:00 pm. Please Register.
APRIL 9 | Rare Book Workshop: Ann Blair, Harvard University. “Why copies of printed books are each unique.” MacMillan Reading Room of the JCB, 4:00 pm. Registration Requested.
APRIL 10 | Lecture: Daniel Raff, Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, “What Became of Borders?” Open to the public. MacMillan Reading Room of the JCB, 6:00 pm.
APRIL 14 | Stillwell Prize Presentations and Awards. Keynote address by Nicholas A. Basbanes. Open to the Public. MacMillan Reading Room of the JCB, 5:30 pm.
To register for Watts workshops and trips, please visit EVENTBRITE.
For a full schedule of John Carter Brown Library events, please visit http://www.jcbl.org.