Virtual Lecture: "The Book: The Present"
“The Book: Past, Present, and Future” is a virtual lecture series exploring the forms and purposes of books as methods of communication. Scholars with expertise in each aspect – how books have been used in the past, how society uses books now, and the possibilities of the future – will share with audiences the origins and use of these objects.
Join Dr. Jesse Erickson, Coordinator of Special Collections,Assistant Professor of English, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware, to understand how a familiar object- the book- has become an integral part of our lives and how libraries and special collections are navigating the changing world of publishing. This is the second in a series of three events.
Funding for the series is provided by a grant from the Georgia Humanities Council.
Jesse R. Erickson is the Coordinator of Special Collections and Digital Humanities, Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware. He previously worked as a bibliographic researcher and archival processor in the Manuscripts Division of the Charles E. Young Research Library and the Center for Oral History Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. He recently served as the Vice President for Programs for the American Printing History Association. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of the University of Delaware Press and Publishing History, and he is the co-editor for the Papers of Bibliographical Society of America. His research specializations are in ethnobibliography, alternative printing, non-canonical textuality, African American print culture, and the transnational publishing history of the works of Ouida.