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Category: Conferences & Workshops

Australasian Rare Book School: The Origins of Rare Books

Australasian Rare Book School
The Origins of Rare Books
University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
30 January–3 February 2017

This summer, thanks to SHARP’s excellent scholarship program, I was fortunate enough to attend the Australasian Rare Book Summer School at the University of Otago. I participated in The Origins of Rare Books course, studying under the instruction of Professor David McKitterick, Fellow Librarian and Vice-Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Over five days, we examined changing ideas of rarity as they relate to books, framed by a formalised study of European rare book collecting and book history from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Turning the Page: New Directions in South Asian Book History

Turning the Page: New Directions in South Asian Book History
University of Chicago Center, New Delhi
9–10 March 2017

This two-day workshop was organized by the University of Chicago in collaboration with Jadavpur University, Kolkata and held in New Delhi from 9 to 10 March 2017 at the University of Chicago’s Delhi Center. The papers were mostly delivered by young doctoral or post-doctoral researchers from India and Nepal, together with some from more established scholars in India and the United States – a mutually beneficial exchange between two generations. Together the papers comprised an informal case-study of South Asia with researchers still sifting for the most appropriate methodologies to pursue towards a fuller understanding of the region in book history terms.