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COVID-19 update: Our in-person events are cancelled, but we're here for you online! Virtual workshops, events, and exhibits will be continually added and updated here. We look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as we can.

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Watch this space for fall 2019 lectures

Joanna Banks in her library, ca 2018

Writing Across Genres

African American Women Writers in the Joanna Banks Collection


Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail from fold-out engraved image in Charles Crawford, Observations on Negro-Slavery (Philadelphia: Eleazer Oswald, 1790)

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Printing Abolition

How the Fight to Ban the British Slave Trade Was Won, 1783–1807

Michael F. Suarez, S.J., Director, Rare Book School and University Professor, University of Virginia

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor