Book History Colloquium: “The Creation of a Photographic Book in 1866” with Claudia Funke

The Book History Colloquium is pleased to announce "The Creation of a Photographic Book in 1866: P.B. Wight’s National Academy of Design." In this talk, Claudia Funke, Curator of Rare Books at Avery, will explore the fascinating and rich circumstances of this unusual publication, including contemporaneous photographic commerce and book publishing; aesthetic theory and artistic […]

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“Lipstick Traces: Live”

In Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus delved into the cross-currents, tangles, and whirlpools that made such vastly different movements as dada, lettrism, the Situationist International, and punk part of a single current. To mark the just-published 20th-anniversary edition of the book, Columbia University, in partnership with the ARChive of […]

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Book History Colloquium: “Writing About Coffee, Reading in Cafes: Literature and Coffeehouses in Early Modern France” with Thierry Rigogne

Update: This event has been postponed due to illness. We will post the new date and time as soon as we have more information. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.   Well before Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Parisian cafés have shared a strong affinity with literature. In the seventeenth century, it was books, […]

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Constitution Day at Columbia University

The John Jay Papers, contain many letters that Jay wrote just prior, during, and just after the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787. Jay, then serving as Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Confederation, kept American diplomats serving abroad, such as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, informed of the news, while frustrated that the […]

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’09-’10 Research without Borders Speaker Series Kicks Off with Women Bloggers Panel

Join a roundtable discussion, "A Blog of Her Own: Scholarly Women on the Web," on Monday, September 21, 2009, at 12:30 pm in Alfred Lerner Hall Room 555 at Columbia University’s Morningside Campus. The event is sponsored by Columbia University’s Scholarly Communication Program, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Women in Science […]

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