Zoom: Kate Ozment on The Hroswitha Club and the Impact of Women Collectors

  • 01/12/2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • 1/12/2024 12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website.


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January Daytime Program

The Hroswitha Club was a bibliographic society whose members were all women.


Well, it certainly couldn’t have been because when this women’s-only bibliographic society was formed during the 1940s, women with a passion for books, book collecting, and book arts weren’t permitted to join organizations such as New York’s Grolier Club or a similarly situated Chicago society. (If men reading this feel so disposed, they may insert a little downward gaze and some discreet embarrassed coughing here.)

Join Kate Ozment as she reveals the Hroswitha history, tells about some if its remarkable members, and discusses its impact on the world of book collecting and specialty publishing.

Dr. Ozment will be joining us from Cal Poly Pomona, where she serves as an associate professor of English, specializing in eighteen-century Anglophone literature, book history, digital humanities, and gender studies. Because she earned her MA at the University of Chicago, we’ll count on Kate to empathize with our winter weather and not contrast it with what she’ll be experiencing in Pomona.

Bonus! The first one hundred people to register won’t be asked to spell Hroswitha from memory as they sign up for this program, so reserve your spot today!

Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Zoom begins at 12:00PM CT/1:00 PM ET. Preregistration required via website.

Please forward this notice to anyone who may find it of interest.

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