The UGA Special Collections Libraries is pleased to host History of the Book: More Than Words, a symposium sponsored by the Willson Center for the Humanities.The symposium will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9AM to 5PM on the 2nd floor of the Russell Special Collections Library Building located at 300 South Hull Street.
The symposium will feature a plenary by Adam Smyth, Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. Smyth is the author of Autobiography in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Profit and Delight: Printed Miscellanies in England, 1640-82 (Wayne State University Press, 2004), and is the editor of A Pleasing Sinne: Drink and Conviviality in Seventeenth-Century England (Boydell and Brewer, 2004). Smyth’s research “explores the literature and culture of England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I’ve published books and articles on autobiographical writing; the circulation and evolution of texts between different readers, writers, and forms of publication; the idea of popularity in literature; editorial theory and the history of the book; the history of reading; early modern poetry; and the cultures of manuscript and print.” (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/our-staff/full-time-academic-staff/smyth/research)
UGA Humanities faculty will participate in a panel presentation and the day will conclude with a workshop using books from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Miriam Jacobson (English Department) 706-542-1261. For information regarding directions and parking, please visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/visit/parking.html