new seminar: Authorial Images

Graduate Seminar in Authorial Images (Winter 2016), taught by Prof. Baker: Authorial Images Graduate Seminar Winter 2015 AHS274 In this seminar we shall explore the connections between two striking phenomena of visual and literary culture during the “long eighteenth century” (1660-1830). The first concerns the central place of portraiture as a cultural practice and the […]

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Reading Group: Explorations and Encounters

Reading Group on “Explorations, Encounters, and the Circulation of Knowledge” This reading group is being held in association with this year’s Core Program at the Clark Library and the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies organized by Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside) and Mary Terrall (UCLA). Our first meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday, […]

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CFP – Archives on Fire: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields

http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=213785 RECONSTRUCTION: Studies in Contemporary Culture, [http://reconstruction.eserver.org/] Volume 16.1 (2016) ARCHIVES ON FIRE: Artifacts & Works, Communities & Fields Archives today are on fire–energized and endangered, mobile and mutable, ubiquitous and unique–as the library’s form and function in society undergo significant changes. Digital tools, open-access platforms, and social networks are transforming the fields of artistic […]

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Book, Archive, & Manuscript Studies Year-End Colloquium

Book, Archive, & Manuscript Studies Year-End Colloquium Friday, June 6, 2014 HMNSS 2212 1:10-3:00 pm In completion of the requirements for the Designated Emphasis in Book, Archive, and Manuscript Study   Rebecca Addicks-Salerno, “‘To see for one’s self’: Autopsy, Medical Connoisseurship, and the Reading of the Body in Early Modern England” Jessica Roberson, “Exhumation Notes: […]

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“This is Not a Book: Long Forms of Attention in the Digital Age” [new date]

The Material Cultures of the Book Working Group at UC Riverside presents:  “This is Not a Book: Long Forms of Attention in the Digital Age” Professor Alan Liu (UC Santa Barbara) Tuesday June 3 2014 [NEW DATE] 11:00-12:30 in INTS 1113 at UC Riverside A common response to an electronic book or other digital media […]

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Knowledge and Taste in the 18th Century: workshop at CalTech

Monday, June 2, 2014 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Dabney Hall, Treasure Room, California Institute of Technology This one-day workshop will interrogate the interplay in the eighteenth century between the cultivation of taste and the making of knowledge. The eighteenth century witnessed an extraordinary florescence in the discourses and practices for cultivating good taste, […]

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“Collecting & Curating Cuban: Memory, Museums, and Material Cultures”

Prof. Raúl Rubio (John Jay College, CUNY), will be giving a guest lecture at UC Riverside titled “Collecting & Curating Cuban: Memory, Museums, and Material Cultures” today from 4:00-5:30 in HMNSS 2212. Professor Rubio will offer an overview of his research on Cuban material culture, which examines a wide-range of artifacts, from cultural commodities to […]

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