September 2013 Luncheon Meeting

  • 09/13/2013
  • 11:30 AM
  • Urban League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


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Speaker: Valerie Hotchkiss

Pirates, Pixels and Picture Books: New Discoveries, New Projects and New Acquisitions at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library @ Urbana-Champaign

Valerie Hotchkiss, the Andrew S.G.Turyn Endowed Professor and Director will update us on activities in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Urbana-Champaign. She brings news of the acquisition of the 13-millionth volume, the Ise Monagatari of 1608 (the first illustrated Japanese printed book). She will also tell us about biblioTech, a new center within the Rare Book Library that brings new technologies to special collections and has several digital humanities and biblioforensic projects underway. Last but not least, she will talk about her recent work on a fascinating Renaissance manuscript at Urbana by English seaman, statesman, barrister, author, and pirate, Henry Mainwaring (1587-1653), with important connections to Shakespeare.

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710