Announcing Curatorial Shorts from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Curatorial Shorts, a series of talks presented by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) on Mondays at 4 p.m., offer an informal look at new research and findings from the library’s collections. 

The first Curatorial Short will showcase the RBML holdings of Harry Stephen Keeler, a scholar of literary plots, a theorist of generic strategies, and all-around expert in hack writing. The event, led by Curator of Literature Melina Moe and Jenna Schoen of the Columbia University Department of English, will take place on Monday, February 1, at 4 p.m. Please register in advance to attend.  

Forthcoming events in the series include:

“John Jay and the Stolen Election of 1792” by Robb Haberman, John Jay Papers Project, on February 22 at 4 p.m. 

“Rolling Through India, Spain, North Africa, and Beyond; or Scrolls: They’re Not Just for the Bible” by Michelle Margolis Chesner, Norman E. Alexander Librarian for Jewish Studies, on March 8 at 4 p.m. 

Registration information to come.