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SU Library announces events for 2006-07
SU Library announces events for 2006-07September 18, 2006Mary Beth Hintonmbhinton@syr.edu
Syracuse University Library hosts three lecture series: the Syracuse University Library Associates lectures, the Syracuse University Seminar in the History of the Book lectures (co-sponsored by units within The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Information Studies), and the annual Brodsky Endowment for the Advancement of Library Conservation lecture.
In addition, this year Library Associates will sponsor its first-ever Rare and Select Book Auction on Oct. 19. Proceeds from the auction will be used to create a seminar room in the library’s Special Collections Research Center to honor humanitarian, scholar and librarian Antje Bultmann Lemke, SU professor emerita of information studies.
Syracuse University Library Associates Events
4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28 Christopher Fitz-Simon, Irish theater historian and former artistic director of the Abbey Theatre, will speak on “The National Theatre of Ireland: Is There Such a Thing?” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library.
4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4David H. Bennett, Meredith Professor of History in the Maxwell School, will speak on “Nuremberg: Nazi Atrocities, World War II, and the Question of War Crimes” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library.
5-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19Rare and Select Book Auction: refreshments/preview and silent auction/live auction at the Goldstein Student Center, 401 Skytop Road (call 443-9763 for information).
4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor at Lafayette College, will speak on “Grace Hartigan: Painting the Past and the Present” in the Hillyer Room, 606 E.S. Bird Library. Mattison, biographer of Grace Hartigan, will discuss her distinctive contributions to the modern era and her relationship with the writers and artists of her generation. The papers of Grace Hartigan are part of the library’s fall exhibition “Imagine! Painters and Poets of the New York School.”
4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007Jane Mangan, assistant professor in the Department of History at Davidson College, will present “Market Women and Identity Formation in Colonial Peru,” speaking about how the identity of indigenous market women in colonial Peru was formed by the labels used to identify their work,” Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library.
4 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007David Rudd, president of the Central New York Arts and Crafts Society, and proprietor of Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, will present “Collecting Arts and Crafts Furniture,” drawing on his 26 years of experience as a dealer and appraiser of Stickley mission oak furniture and accessories of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library.
4 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2007Alan Braddock, assistant professor in SU’s Department of Fine Arts, will speak on “Native American Ledger Drawings” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library. During the 1870s, captive Native American warriors drew pictures on accounting ledger paper. Braddock will discuss these pictures and the story they tell about the encounter between native and non-native cultures.
Noon, Friday, May 11, 2007Library Associates Spring Luncheon, 1 p.m. Keynote speaker is publisher David Godine, famous among book lovers as a publisher of elegant books of rare quality. 304 Schine Student Center. (Call 443-9763 for reservations.)
Syracuse University Seminar in the History of the Book Lectures
4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13Betty Bright, independent historian and curator at the University of Minnesota, will present “Ravaged with Joy: Book Art in America, 1960 to 1980,” tracing the origins of today’s artist’s book to the artistic and social tumult of the period 1960 to 1980. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library
4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1Nicholas Birns, assistant professor in the Eugene Lang College at the New School, will speak on “When Neglected Books Are Revived: The Cases of William Godwin and Dawn Powell” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons,first floor, E.S. Bird Library. This talk will explore what it means for a book to be lost and to be revived, the different ways that revived books are received in academia and in the general literary culture, and the nature of revivals themselves as cultural phenomena.
4 p.m., Friday Feb. 23, 2007Wendy Wall, professor and chair in the English department at Northwestern University will speak on “Indexing the Index, and Reading the Home: The Case of `The English Housewife’ in the 17th Century” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library. Wall will briefly examine the publication history of “The English Housewife,” with an eye to understanding how the book’s typographical features and preliminary materials guided the reading experience and changed the way the book was expected to be used.
4 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2007Daniel Traister, curator, Reader Services, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “Who Is John Galt?” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, first floor, E.S. Bird Library. The John Galt about whom Traister will speak is not the Ayn Rand character from “Atlas Shrugged,” but an early 19th-century Scottish novelist, dramatist and “man of letters” — a representative of now-forgotten dead writers.
Brodsky Endowment for the Advancement of Library Conservation Lecture
4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3Gary Frost, conservator at the University of Iowa Libraries, will explore the subtle art and quiet passions of the book conservator in his presentation, “Aesthetics of Book Conservation,” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons,first floor, E.S. Bird Library.