Programme Archive

Colloquium 2: Digital Approaches to Library History, Chicago, May 30-June 1, 2014

Friday, May 30 (Newberry Library)

12:00-12:15 – Welcome by Diane Dillon, Interim Vice President for Research and Academic Programs, Newberry Library

12:30-1:30 – Collections Tour at the Newberry Library

2:00-3:15 – What Middletown Read

James Connolly, Ball State University

Frank Felsenstein, Ball State University

Lynne Tatlock, Washington University-St. Louis

3:45-5:00 – New York Society Library

Erin Schreiner, New York Society Library

Digital Collections and the New York Society Library

Tom Glynn, Rutgers University

“More Attraction than … an Ordinary Circulating Library”: Identity, Class and the Market for Fiction in Two Nineteenth-Century Subscription Libraries

Aaron Brunmeier, Loyola University Chicago

Gender in the Stacks: Re-reading the NYSL, 1789-92

Laura Miller, University of West Georgia – Commentator

Saturday, May 31 (Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus, LUC)

9 am – Welcome by Robert Seal, Dean of Libraries, Loyola University Chicago

9:15-10:15 – Dissenting Academies Online

Kyle Roberts, Loyola University Chicago

Benjamin Bankhurst, Dr. Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies

10:30-12:00 – Works in Progress I: Holdings

James Caudle & Terry Seymour, Yale University

Boswell’s Libraries on Librarything

Brian Davidson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

From Puritan to Pluralist: Anglican Influences on College Libraries in Colonial New England

Cheryl Knott, University of Arizona

American Subscription Libraries

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:00 – Australian Common Reader

Julieanne Lamond, Australian National University

2:30-4:00 – Works in Progress II: Borrowings

Mitch Fraas, University of Pennsylvania

Expanding the Republic of Letters to India

Katie Halsey, University of Stirling

Innerpeffrary Library

Christopher Phillips, Lafayette College

Easton Library Company

4:30-5:30 – Mapping Colonial Americas Project

Jean Bauer, Brown University

James Egan, Brown University

Dinner at the Waterfront Café, Lake Shore Campus (Time TBD)

Sunday, June 1 (Corboy Law Center 206, Water Tower Campus, LUC)

9:00-10:00 – French Book Trade

Simon Burrows, University of Western Sydney

The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe Project, Historical Bibliometrics, and Digital Library Research

Jane McLeod, Brock University

10:15-11:15 – Pedagogical Approaches to Library History

Student involved in Jesuit Libraries Project: Evan Thompson

Conference Participants

11:30 – 1:00 – Reflections and Planning for the Future

Tom Augst, New York University

Lynda Yankaskas, Muhlenberg College


Colloquium 1: Libraries in the Atlantic World, Liverpool, January 24-25, 2014

A book exhibition on Libraries in the Atlantic World will be on display at the Special Collections department of the University of Library Sidney Jones Library throughout January.   

Thursday, January 23rd

4:00pm (optional) – Tour of the newly refurbished Liverpool Central Library

Friday, January 24th

9:15-9:40 – Registration, Tea and Coffee

9:40-9:45 – Welcome

Mark Towsey, University of Liverpool

9:45-10:45 – Transatlantic Investments 1: the British Atlantic

Sean Moore, University of New Hampshire

Slavery and the Making of the Early American Library

Louisiane Ferlier, University of Oxford

Building Religious Communities with Books: the Quaker and Anglican Transatlantic Libraries

11:15-12:45 – Collections and Cultural Identities

Cheryl Knott, University of Arizona

American Subscription Libraries and Their Communities

Matthew Sangster, Independent Scholar

Copyright Books and Reading Communities in Eighteenth-Century St Andrews

Elizabeth Neiman, University of Maine

Circulating Library Authorship and the Minerva Press

12:45-2:00 – Lunch

2:00-3:30 – Atlantic Revolutions

David Gary, Yale University

John Mitchell Mason and the First Reformed Seminary Library in America: Arch-Federalism, Order, and Control in the Early American Republic

Cristina Soriano, Villanova University

Contagious Literacies: Libraries, Readers and Reading Practices in Venezuela during the Age of Revolutions, 1770-1810

Junia Furtado, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Seditious Books in Brazilian Eighteenth-Century Libraries

4:15-4:45 – Afternoon Tea at the Liverpool Athenaeum

Mark Towsey, University of Liverpool

David Brazendale, Liverpool Athenaeum

4:45-5:30 – Liverpool and the Wider World: Friends of the Athenaeum Public Lecture

Lynda Yankaskas, Muhlenberg College

Imagining the Transatlantic Subscription Library: Liverpool and Boston

7:30 – Conference Dinner

The Quarter, 10 Falkner Street, Liverpool

*speakers and invited guests only*

Saturday, January 25th

9:15-10:45 – Reading about the World

Laura Miller, University of West Georgia

Reading Popular Science at the New York Society Library, 1789-1792

Gabor Gelleri, Aberystwyth University

The World in the Library: Reading Travel Books in Eighteenth-Century France

Katherine Parker, University of Pittsburgh

Discovering an Ocean of Knowledge: Redefining Library and Building Community within the Context of Pacific Exploration

10:45-11:15 – Tea and Coffee

 11:15-12:15 – Transatlantic Investments 2: the Spanish Atlantic

César Manrique Figueroa, National University of Mexico

Transatlantic book trade between the Southern Netherlands and New Spain

José Leonardo Hernández López, National University of Mexico

Sailing on a Sea of Ink and Paper: Transatlantic Networks in the Book Trade between Seville and New Spain during the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century

12:15-1:30 – Lunch

 1:30-2:15 – Visualising Library Membership

Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham

John Haggerty, Nottingham Trent University

The Liverpool Lyceum as Networking Institution, 1770-1810

2:15-2:45 – Tea and Coffee

2:45-4:15 – Transatlantic Associations

Rebecca Bowd, University of Leeds

Circulating Knowledge: Subscription Libraries and the Purposes of Reading in the late-Georgian era

Christy Ford, University of Oxford

English Reading Associations in the Long Eighteenth Century

Sally E. Hadden, Western Michigan University

Lawyers’ Communal Subscription Libraries in Boston, Philadelphia and Charleston

4:15-5:00 – Concluding Discussion and Future Plans

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