June 12, 2012 — The Rare Book School at the University of Virginia will offer summer lectures free and open to the public through July. The schedule consists of talks by specialists from a wide array of book-related subjects, including typography, history, conservation and more.
Talks will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture/Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (unless otherwise noted). Lectures will last 30 to 40 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions. A reception will follow in the Rare Book School rooms in Alderman Library, first floor.
• June 13: Anne-Marie Eze, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
• July 2: Johan Kugelberg, author, curator, archivist
• July 4: Matthew P. Brown, director, The Center for the Book at the University of Iowa (The lecture will take place in Jefferson Hall on the West Range.)
• July 16: Stuart Bennett, owner, Stuart Bennett Rare Books
• July 18: Sue Gosin, co-founder of Dieu Donné Press & Paper
• July 23: Matthew Carter, type designer and 2010 MacArthur Fellow
• July 25: Ezra Greenspan, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Chair in Humanities, Southern Methodist University