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November 2019

Tour of the BookLab at the University of Maryland

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for:   A tour of the BookLab at the University of Maryland, Department of English.  Hosted by Matthew Kirschenbaum and Kari Kraus November 13, 2019, 6:00p.m. BookLab is Maryland English’s dedicated space for the study of the codex book in all of its material, historical, cultural, and imaginative diversity.  BookLab's resources include three hand-presses for letterpress printing (they are: a "Book Beetle" modelled on the historic Gutenberg screw press, an…

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January 2020

WRBG Jan. Event: Tour of the Merrill Learning Center at Gallaudet University.

January 29, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for: A tour of the Merrill Learning Center at Gallaudet University.  Hosted by Meredith Peruzzi, William Ennis, and Michael J. Olsen  January 29, 2019, 12:00p.m. Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Given the nature of the University's mission, the Gallaudet University…

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March 2020

A tour of the Museum of the Bible Medieval Manuscript Section

March 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

The WRBG invites you to join us for: A tour of the Museum of the Bible Medieval Manuscript Section Friday, March 13: 4-6pm   Led by Herschel A Hepler, Associate Curator of Hebrew Manuscripts, and Bryan Hyland, Associate Curator of Medieval Manuscripts, Museum of the Bible. RSVP below by MARCH 10th as SPACE IS LIMITED In March 2019, the WRBG made its first visit to the Museum of the Bible. With many members wait-listed, the event is back again by…

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September 2020

*Virtual Event* WRBG RBS Scholarship Report from Recipient Ashleigh D. Coren

September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom, Link will be emailed to registrants prior to event start.
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us for our very first virtual event!  Hosted by Ashleigh D. Coren, first recipient of the WRBG Rare Book School Scholarship  September 23, 2020, 12:00p.m. For the first event of the 20/21 year, WRBG dives into the digital! We will join Ashleigh D. Coren, WRBG Scholarship recipient, via Zoom to hear about her experience at Rare Book School, where she took The History of Printed Book Illustration in the West with…

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October 2020

Colored as its Creators Intended: Hand-Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of Ptolemy’s Geography by Chet Van Duzer

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for our next virtual lunchtime lecture:   Colored as its Creators Intended: Hand-Painted Maps in the 1513 Edition of Ptolemy’s Geography by Chet Van Duzer October 14, 2020, 12:00p.m.  In this talk Mr. Van Duzer begins by examining the “workshop coloring scheme” in the 1482 and 1486 editions of Ptolemy’s Geography—the coloring scheme offered by the books’ producers. He then introduces the 1513 edition of Ptolemy’s Geography, whose maps were…

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November 2020

Monsters in the Margins: Curious creatures in illuminated manuscripts

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for our next virtual lunchtime lecture:     Monsters in the Margins: Curious creatures in illuminated manuscripts By Alexandra (Allie) Alvis   November 17, 2020, 12:00p.m.   Illuminated manuscripts are beautiful books, full of glittering, colorful images. But they are much more than just pretty faces: illuminated manuscripts, particularly Books of Hours, survive from the medieval and early modern period in large numbers, allowing us to get a glimpse of…

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February 2021

Intimate Rituals: Books of Hours and the Form of Interiority

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for our next virtual lunchtime lecture: Intimate Rituals: Books of Hours and the Form of Interiority By Marianna Stell February 16, 2021, 12:00p.m The canon of art history often privileges novelty—images that break the mold, artworks that depart from prior styles, artists who rebel against accepted conventions. By this standard, the artists who created medieval Books of Hours, the most popular prayer book of the later middle ages, are rarely…

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March 2021

Shop Talk: Unmute Yourself!

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at noon, via Zoom for the latest in our Shop-Talk Series: “Unmute yourself! A discussion of reading room and research strategies during a pandemic and other crises.” The past year has turned the world on its head, leaving research institutions and the scholars they serve to find new, creative ways of locating and accessing materials in collections. Today’s panel will address both sides of this…

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May 2021

The Artist at Home: Elizabeth Curren & Camel Leopard Press

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Washington Rare Book Group invites you to join us for our next virtual lunchtime event:   The Artist at Home: Elizabeth Curren & Camel Leopard Press May 12, 2021, 12:00p.m. Elizabeth Curren is a book artist, watercolor painter, writer and teacher with degrees in literature from Boston College and in art from the Corcoran College of Art + Design; she received her MA from the Corcoran’s Art and the Book Program in 2013. Her work explores themes of landscape,…

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June 2021

WRBG Annual Meeting Invitation: Carrie Smith on being a “Librarian over the Rainbow.”

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The WASHINGTON RARE BOOK GROUP (WRBG) Invites you to join us for a talk by Carrie Smith, Branch Librarian of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, on being a “Librarian over the Rainbow.” Thursday, June 17th, 2021, at noon, via Zoom. Our speaker, Carrie Smith, has held a variety of interesting positions in research libraries and special collections throughout her career, including managing a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) government documents collection at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central…

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