Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School and the National Humanities Center, the first Triangle Book History Symposium will take place on 20-22 April 2017 in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. The symposium brings together a diverse community of scholars and practitioners to share perspectives on the history of the book, broadly conceived. Through shared discussion and site visits to some of the unique collections and studios in the Triangle, the symposium aims to broaden the disciplinary interests of book history and to facilitate new collaborations among its participants, including from the National Humanities Center, NC State University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke University, the Triangle Book Arts community, and beyond.

The 2017 symposium is organized by:

  • Paul Fyfe, Dept of English, NC State University (lead)
  • Brooke Andrade, National Humanities Center
  • Eli Brown, Special Collections, NCSU Libraries
  • Josh Hockensmith, Sloan Art Library, University of North Carolina
  • Elizabeth Ott, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina
  • Sarah Schmidt, Rubenstein Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Duke University
  • Don Solomon, National Humanities Center
  • Tim Stinson, Dept of English, NC State University
  • Whitney Trettien, Dept of English, University of North Carolina