13thAnnual Harvard-Yale-Brown Graduate Conference in Book History

Event time: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 9:00am
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This year Yale is hosting the 13th Annual Harvard-Yale-Brown Graduate Conference in Book History on Monday, May 2nd.

We are incredibly excited for the talks prepared by our graduate speakers, who will be engaging with this year’s theme “Communities of Book History”. 

The conference will take place via Zoom, and each of the panels will include four 15-minute papers and 45 minutes of Q&A.

Please register for the conference in advance.

The conference is generously sponsored by the Beinecke Library, the Yale English Department, the Mahindra Humanities Center (Harvard), and the Brown History Department.

The Program is as Follows:

9:00-9:15 - Opening Remarks

9:15-11:00 - Panel 1: Bookish Encounters: Imperialism and Cultural Exchange, chaired by Priyasha Mukhopadhyay (English, Yale University)

  • kristen iemma (Brown): “Politics and Power in the Publication of the Philippine Revolutionary Records”
  • Isabel Farias Velasco: (Brown) “Outlandish Tongues: The Initial Encounter Between Nahuatl, Latin and Castilian in the Vocabulario Trilingüe
  • Jeonghun Choi (Harvard): “Napoleon as a Resurrected Chinese Sage: Indigenization of European Knowledge in the Publication World of Meiji Japan”
  • Carolina Mendoza (Brown): “In the Prophet’s Villa: Shaping the Islamic Cosmos through the Castilian Book”

[30 minute break]

11:30-1:15pm - Panel 2: In the Print Shop, chaired by Tara Nummedal (History, Brown University)

  • Ashley Gonik (Harvard): “Competing Interests: Quantitative Table Series Between Printers and Readers”
  • Kelly Minot McCay (Harvard): “The many hands behind shorthand manuals: Printers, Engravers, and Writing Masters in Collaboration in Seventeenth-Century England”
  • Dominic Bate (Brown): “Communities of the Book in London’s Age of Projectors: A Tale of Two Artistic Treatises”
  • Christine Olson (Yale): “Knowledge and the Periphery: Ornamental Appropriation in the Book Designs of Owen Jones”

[1 hour lunch]

2:15-4:00 - Panel 3: Communities in Circulation, chaired by Hannah Marcus (History of Science, Harvard University)

  • Amanda J. Arceneaux (Brown): “The Indiscriminate Nature of Manuscript and Print in Early Modern Herbals”
  • Nicola Angeli (Yale): “Science-Fiction as a ‘Popular’ Genre? The Case of La Science Illustrée
  • Jeania Ree V. Moore (Yale): “Hidden Treasure, Hidden Pleasure: The Circulation of Mass Market Romance Novels and the Formation of Women’s Community”
  • Baoli Yang (Brown): “Images Above Words: Comics, Visual Literacy, and Chinese Community in Dunhuang Manuscript Culture”

4:00-5:00- Closing Remarks & Virtual Reception