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Book Studies Concentration
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Book Studies events, deadlines, and other happenings of note


As of June 18, 2016, Martin Antonetti will leave his position as Curator of Rare Books and Director of the Book Studies Concentration at Smith College to become Director of Distinctive Collections at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. The Book Studies Concentration will be ably shepherded by members of the Faculty Advisory Committee. The Acting Director will be Douglas Patey. Questions about the Book Studies may be directed to Barbara Blumenthal, administrative assistant for the Concentration, bblument@smith.edu.


Summer 2016



Angela Lorenz: Collecting to Create

Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library

Selections from the some of the highly eclectic collections of everyday "stuff" that inform this internationally-celebrated book artist's creations.


Fall 2016



Italian Travel Books from the collection of Werner Gundersheimer

Book Arts Gallery, Neilson Library


Lecture by Werner Gundersheimer: October 6


Presentation of the Concentration: October (TBA)

Mortimer Rare Book Room


Deadline for Application to the Concentration: TBA


McGrath Lecture in the Book Arts

Robin Price

Thursday, October 20 at 4 pm

Browsing Room, Neilson Library


Pioneer Valley Book & Book Arts Fair

December 2 & 3

Campus Center


For further information

For information on any of these events, or for help in applying to the concentration, contact Barbara Blumenthal, the adminstrative assistant, at x2906 or bblument@smith.edu.