Distinguished Lecture Series

James Russell Wiggins Lectures

The James Russell Wiggins Lecture in the History of the Book in American Culture, inaugurated in 1983, is an annual activity of the American Antiquarian Society through its Program in the History of the book in American Culture. Wiggins Lectures have featured statements on key methodological and interpretive issues by scholars in several disciplines from the United States and abroad.

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Robert C. Baron Lectures

The Robert C. Baron Lecture, inaugurated in 2004, brings a distinguished AAS member who has written a seminal work of history to Antiquarian Hall to reflect on the book’s impact on scholarship and society in the years since its first appearance.

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Jane Ramsay Pomeroy Lecture

The Jane Ramsay Pomeroy Lecture,  inaugurated in 2023,  is a talk on printing and printmaking. Jane R. Pomeroy was an independent scholar and printer whose scholarship on Alexander Anderson (1775-1870), the first engraver on wood in America, included a bibliography of his engravings.

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