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Material Texts Roadshow: Women Collectors and Their Collections

A virtual roundtable featuring Lisa Baskin, Emiko Hastings, and Sarah Lindenbaum.

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Monday, April 11, 2022, 5:15pm, in person and via Zoom
Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th Floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Inscription by Frances Wolfreston at the beginning of The Tragedy of Othello: "Frances wolfreston her bouk a sad one"
Image of Saint Jerome translating the Bible

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

The Workshop in the History of Material Texts is a weekly seminar with presentations by scholars on a wide variety of topics in book history, bibliography, manuscript studies, history of reading, publication and printing, and related topics.

Talks will be held live, in person, in the Class of 78 Pavilion, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. They will also be available via Zoom (please contact Aylin Malcolm for details). All are welcome. If you would like to receive details on future talks, please sign up for our listserv using this link or visit the Workshop website.

The Workshop in the History of Material Texts is supported by the School of Arts and Sciences through the Department of English and hosted by the Penn Libraries. The co-directors of the seminar are Professor Zachary Lesser (English), Jerry Singerman (Penn Press, Emeritus), and John Pollack (Kislak Center, Penn Libraries).

Associated with the workshop is the book series in Material Texts published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, which includes many monographs that have emerged from presentations given at the workshop over the years.

Featured Image: Inscription by Frances Wolfreston at the beginning of The Tragedy of Othello (1655, Penn EC Sh155 622oc): "Frances wolfreston her bouk; a sad one"