The Revolution in Books
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.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Joseph Adelman; Tara Bynum; Lindsay DiCuirci; Jesse Erickson; John Garcia; Karen Leader; Robert Parkinson; Phillip Round; Neil Weijer
Funded through the Division of Education Programs