The Revolution in Books


Combined format


Boca Raton, FL and Online


June 6-24, 2022 (residential) and August 4-5, 2022 (virtual)


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




This interdisciplinary Institute welcomes 25 scholars to learn about the history of the book during the American Revolution. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of books as historical objects and products of the labor of a diverse group of Americans through readings and discussions on theoretical aspects of book history combined with hands-on experience of papermaking, typesetting, and bookbinding. Scholars will learn about the importance of printed material to the circulation of Revolutionary ideals and strategize ways to teach this material in the college classroom.

Project Director(s)

Adrian Finucane; Victoria Thur

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Joseph Adelman; Tara Bynum; Lindsay DiCuirci; Jesse Erickson; John Garcia; Karen Leader; Robert Parkinson; Phillip Round; Neil Weijer

Grantee Institution

Florida Atlantic University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs