The scholarship deadline for the California Rare Books School’s week-long “History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th-19th Centuries” course, which several SALALM members have attended in the past, is June 15th, 2012. Read more about it below!
History of the Book in Hispanic America, 16th-19th Centuries
August 6 – 10, 2012
California Rare Book School
Los Angeles, CA
Daniel J. Slive (Head of Special Collections, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University)
David Szewczyk (Co-proprietor, Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company)
This course will present a comprehensive introduction to the history of the book in Hispanic America from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. The focus will be on colonial period imprints, ca. 1539 through ca. 1830, produced throughout the region. Topics will include the introduction and dissemination of the printing press; the elements of book production (paper, ink, type, illustrations, bindings); printers and publishers; authors and illustrators; audiences and market; monopolies; and censors, collectors, and libraries. Additional selected subjects to be discussed include the art of the Spanish American book (including 19th-century lithography), modern private and institutional collectors, and reference sources. The course will include first-hand examination of materials in class and field trips to UCLA Special Collections, the Huntington Library, and the Getty Research Institute to view additional rare Hispanic American resources. Intended for special collections librarians, area studies bibliographers, institutional and private collectors, members of the trade, and scholars with an interest in the region, knowledge of Spanish is not necessary.
Calvo, Hortensia. “The Politics of Print: The Historiography of the Book in Early Spanish America.” In: Book History Vol.6 (2003), 277-305.
Johnson, Julie Greer. The Book in the Americas: The Role of Books and Printing in the Development of Culture and Society in Colonial Latin America. Providence: John Carter Brown Library, 1988.
Thompson, Lawrence S. Printing in Colonial Spanish America. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, The Shoe String Press, Inc., 1962.
Additional recommended readings will also be provided.
We are pleased to announce that in 2012, California Rare Book School will offer 12 courses on topics of interest to librarians, archivists, scholars, booksellers, collectors, and students. Each course meets from 9-5 pm for one week. Scholarship opportunities are available!
In 2012, the inaugural Samuel H. Kress Foundation-Dr. Franklin D. Murphy Scholarship will be available for art librarians, art historians, and students studying to enter these professions. The scholarship may be used for any course offered by California Rare Book School. These scholarships will cover full tuition and, for attendees from outside of the Los Angeles area, up to an additional $1,000 for travel expenses. Students who wish to be considered for a Kress-Murphy Scholarship should submit the supplemental form, an essay and a letter of recommendation along with their completed application form.
For more details, course descriptions, and course/scholarship applications please visit: www.calrbs.org<http://www.
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Daniel J. Slive
Perkins School of Theology