Talks

Upcoming public talks — All free, open to the public

November 13, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL“Reading the Remnants: American Scrapbook History,” In connection with the exhibit, “Past, Paper, Scissors: Scrapbooks from the Northwestern University Library Collections.” Forum Room, Northwestern’s Library.

November 14, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL“Strategic Scrapbooks: Nineteenth Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for Women’s Rights and African American History,”

November 21, 2013: Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, “African American Scrapbook History”for project group “Writing History from the Margins: The Case of African American Historians.” Time tba.

December 6, Northeastern University, Boston.“New Media in American Literary History” symposium..

January 30, 2014, Penn State University, University Park, PA. “William Dorsey and African American Scrapbook Traditions.”

February 12, 2014, Mark Twain House, Hartford, CT, 5 pm. “Mark Twain’s Scrapbooks.”

February 13, Trinity College, Hartford, CT,  evening.. “Hidden Histories: African American and Women’s Rights Scrapbooks.”

Recent talks

September 25, 2913, 6:30. Alverno College, Sister Joel Read Center
3400 S 43rd St Milwaukee, WI 53234. “Writing with Scissors
American Scrapbooks.” Jointly sponsored by Chipstone Foundation, the Alverno College Department of History, and the Milwaukee Art Museum’s American Arts Society.

Library Company of Philadelphia, conference on ephemera.September 20, 2013.

October 10, 2013 Columbia University, New York, symposium on handmade books, with Karen Sanchez-Eppler and Rachel Feder.

October 25-26 Cornell University, Keynote talk at conference, Gender, Race, and Representation in Magazines and New Media.

NYU. Workshop in Archival Practice, presentation and conversation with Jenna Freedman.May 2, 2013

Library Company of Philadelphia. “Permanent Ephemera:  Scrapbook History” At opening of the exhibit, “Remnants of Everyday Life: Nineteenth-Century Ephemera in the Home, Workplace, and Street.” May 21, 2013

American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA. “Hidden Histories in Nineteenth Century Scrapbooks.” May 23, 2013.

February 13, 2013, 6:30. Hunter College, New York. Salon talk on Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance sponsored by the New York Metro American Studies Association. In the Faculty/Staff lounge on the 8th floor of the West Building.

February 25, Monday, 7 pm: New Jersey City University, Jersey City. Joint event: Black History Month/Women’s History Month talk. “Hidden Histories: African American and Women’s Rights Scrapbooks.” Gilligan Student Union, Room 129.

February 28, 2013, 4 pm. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Talk on Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. Hosted by the History Department.  Geoffrey Manton, Room 238

March 5, 2013 6:30 pm Barnard College, New York. Women’s History Month lecture. “Strategic Scrapbooks: 19th-Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for African American History and Women’s Rights” Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall.

March 27, 2013 6 pm, reception at 5:30: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston. “Writing with Scissors: Nineteenth Century Activists and Their Scrapbooks.” Part of the “New Books/New Looks: Revisiting the Past” series.

April 11, 2013 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Seminar in the History of the Book, Mahindra Humanities Center. “Writing with Scissors: Nineteenth Century Scrapbooks.”

April 26, 2013 11:30 am. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY. “Writing with Scissors.” Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium.

St. Mark’s Bookshop, New York  Book talk and signing. January 2013

“Too Much to Read: Scrapbooks and How People Managed Information before the Internet.” Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, November 2012

Strategic Scrapbooks: Nineteenth Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for Women’s Rights and African American History.” U Mass Amherst, November 2012.

“Cutting and Pasting: The Story and History of Scrapbooks and Repurposing Books”  Book Artists Guild, University of Washington, Seattle.November 2012.

“What the 99 Percent Read: Nineteenth Century Scrapbooks,” University of British Columbia, Vancouver. November 2012.

“Strategic Scrapbooks: Nineteenth Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for Women’s Rights and African American History.” Duke University, Durham, NC. October 2012 .

“Too Much to Read: Scrapbooks and How People Managed Information before the Internet.” Duke University, Franklin Humanities Center, October 2012.

October 9, 2012 5 pm, University of Colorado, Boulder: Visual Arts Complex, Room 308. “Civil War Scrapbooks North and South: Newspaper and Nation.”

“Strategic Scrapbooks: Nineteenth Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for Women’s Rights and African American History.” University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, October 2012.

Too Much to Read: Scrapbooks and How People Managed Information before the Internet.” University of Colorado, Denver, October 2012.

“Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance.” Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, School of Library and Information Studies. October 2012.

“Civil War Scrapbooks,” NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War. July 2012

“Writing with Scissors: Nineteenth Century American Scrapbooks,” Birkbeck Forum for 19c Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, June 2012.

“Mark Twain’s Self-Pasting Scrap-Book, the Authorship of Blank Books, and Intellectual Property,” Université Paris 13, March 2012.

“New York Scissors: Abolitionists, Suffragists, and African American Activists Repurpose the City’s Media,” Columbia American Studies Seminar, New York, January 2010.

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