Previous Summer Seminars in the History of the Book

These annual seminars have been successful in assembling a stimulating range of persons as both faculty and matriculants and putting them in touch with AAS library collections and, just as importantly, with each other.

Seminar Leader(s)

2016

Subscription Publishing in America Michael Winship

2015

Reading Children Pat Crain

2014

Books in the Larger World of Objects David Brewer, Lynn Festa

2013

Indigenous Cultures of Print in Early America Philip Round

2012

African American Cultures of Print Lara Langer Cohen, Jordan Stein

2011

Encountering Revolution: Print Culture, Politics, and the British American Loyalists Ed Larkin, Phil Gould

2010

The Global American South and Early American Print Culture Jeannine DeLombard, Lloyd Pratt

2009

Book History and Media History Lisa Gitelman, Meredith L. McGill

2008

The Newspaper and the Culture of Print in the Early American Republic David Paul Nord, John Nerone

2007

Re-Reading the Early Republic: From Crevecoeur to Cooper Wayne Franklin, Jeffrey Walker, Lance Schachterle

2006

Books and Their Readers to 1800 and Beyond Jay Fliegelman, Leah Price

2005

Publishing God: Printing, Preaching, and Reading in Eighteenth-Century America Peter Stallybrass, Michael Warner

2004

Enriching American Studies Scholarship through the History of the Book Philip Gura

2003

Reading and Everyday Life: Books, Texts, Histories Barbara Hochman, David Stewart

2002

Books in American Lives, 1830-1890 Louise L. Stevenson

2001

Using Graphic Arts as Primary Sources Louis Masur, Georgia Barnhill

2000

Teaching the History of the Book Scott Casper, Jeff Groves

1999

Telling Lives, Telling Lies?: Biography, Autobiography, and Personal Narrative Ann Fabian

1998

Readers, Writers, and the Book Trades in Early America David D. Hall

1997

Getting into Print Joan Shelley Rubin, Meredith L. McGill

1995

Reading Culture, Reading Books Mary Kelley

1995

The Business of Publishing: Reading Financial Records as a source for the History of the Book Michael Winship, William P. Barlow

1994

Regional Cultures of the Book, 1783-1861 William J. Gilmore-Lehne

1994

Critical Methods in Bibliography and the History of the Book in the United States Michael Winship

1993

Critical Methods in Bibliography and the History of the Book in the United States Michael Winship

1992

Critical Methods in the History of the Book in the United States Michael Winship

1992

Bibliographical Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Book in the United States Michael Winship

1990

The American Renaissance: Critical and Bibliographical Perspectives David S. Reynolds, Michael Winship

1988

The Politics of Reading, Writing, and Publishing in Nineteenth-Century America David D. Hall

1986

The American Common Reader: Printing, Entrepreneurship, and Cultural Change, 1759-1840 Stephen Botein

1985

The Making of Literate America: Diffusion of Culture Based on Printing, 1759-1850 Stephen Botein

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