Lectures & Conferences
Librarians and Scholars—Past, Present, and Future
A Symposium in Honor of Daniel Traister
March 30-31, 2012
Engraved title page (modified) from Francis Bacon, Of the Advancement and Proficience of Learning (Oxford, 1640)
Space is limited, so advanced registration is requested by Monday, March 26, 2012.
Registration for this event is closed
rbml@pobox.upenn.edu or 215.898.7088.

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Speakers and Session Chairs
John Bidwell (Morgan Library), Martin Burke (Graduate Center, City University of New York), Rachel Buurma (Swarthmore College), Roger Chartier (Collège de France, University of Pennsylvania), Rosemary Cullen (Brown University), Joan DeJean (University of Pennsylvania), James English (University of Pennsylvania), Lynne Farrington (University of Pennsylvania), James N. Green (Library Company of Philadelphia), Andrea Immel (Princeton University), Zachary Lesser (University of Pennsylvania), Jack Lynch (Rutgers University), David N. McKnight (University of Pennsylvania), Kathy Peiss (University of Pennsylvania), John Pollack (University of Pennsylvania), H. Carton Rogers (University of Pennsylvania), Michael T. Ryan (Columbia University), Alice Schreyer (University of Chicago), Jacob Soll (Rutgers University), Peter Stallybrass (University of Pennsylvania), Michael F. Suarez (University of Virginia), Simran Thadani (University of Pennsylvania), Cathy Turner (University of Pennsylvania).

Friday, March 30, 2012
Meyerson Hall, Room B-1 (lower level) [Note location change]
University of Pennsylvania, 210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia

4:00PM: Welcome: H. Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries

4:15PM: Session 1: Digital Pasts, Digital Futures
James English (chair)
Rachel Buurma, "Digital Pedagogies and the Aesthetics of Research"
Zachary Lesser, "An Error and an Emendation: Q1 Hamlet and Google Books"
Peter Stallybrass, "Digital Technologies and Slow Reading"

5:30-6:45PM: Keynote address: Roger Chartier
"In the Library Sings the Bird: Collections, Theories, and Scholarship"

Introduction: John Pollack

7:00PM: Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room, 249 South 36th Street
Reception for registered attendees
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Meyerson Hall, Room B-1 (lower level) [Note location change]
University of Pennsylvania, 210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia
8:00-9:00AM: Registration & continental breakfast (Meyerson B-1 lobby)

9:00AM: Welcome: David N. McKnight, Director, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

9:05-10:30AM: Session 2: Professional Histories
Michael T. Ryan (chair)
Rosemary Cullen, "S. Foster Damon: The Wanderings of an Intellectual Nomad"
Kathy Peiss, "The Ethics of Acquisition in World War II"
Alice Schreyer, "Bibliographers and Buildings: Defining Research Libraries"

10:30-11:00AM: Coffee break

11:00AM-12:30PM: Session 3: Epistemologies
Martin Burke (chair)
James N. Green, "Memory, Reason, Imagination: A Scheme for the Classification of Libraries"
Jack Lynch, "So Help Me God: William Henry Ireland and the Truth"
Jacob Soll, "Accounting and the French Origins of Political Accountability: Research from the UPenn Rare Books Collection"

12:30-2:00PM: Lunch (on your own)

2:00-3:30PM: Session 4: Institutions/Collectors/Collections
Joan DeJean (chair)
John Bidwell, "A Museum of Madness: Man Booker Prize Novels at the Morgan"
Lynne Farrington, "Hidden Collection, Hidden Collector: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Charles Walts Burr"
Andrea Immel, "Extraordinary Ordinary Objects: Collecting Manuscripts by Children"

3:30-4:00PM: Coffee break

4:00PM: Keynote address: Michael F. Suarez
"Tales from Shakespeare: Censure, Censorship, and the Circulation of Texts"

Introduction: Simran Thadani

5:00-6:00PM: Summary discussion
Cathy Turner (moderator)
Daniel Traister, Roger Chartier, Michael F. Suarez, participants and audience