Summer Seminars at the American Antiquarian Society

deadline for submissions: 
April 19, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
John Garcia / American Antiquarian Society
contact email: 

Dear friends and colleagues, This summer, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is offering week-long seminars on the history of the book and visual culture. AAS seminars are open to academics, library and museum professionals, independent researchers, and members of the antiquarian book trade. Hands-on sessions with AAS's exceptional collection of rare books, periodicals, manuscripts, and the graphic arts are a hallmark of the seminar experience.  Please follow the links provided below for more information and instructions on how to apply: "Disability Histories in the Visual Archive: Redress, Protest, and Justice" June 9-14, 2024. Sponsored by the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC): "Comparative Migrations and Multilingual Cultures of Print" July 14-19, 2024. Sponsored by the Program in the History of the Book in American Culture (PHBAC):  The tuition fee for each seminar is $800, which includes meals throughout the week and an evening reception. Modest aid may be available for early-career scholars to assist with travel and housing costs.  Additionally, the Bibliographical Society of America is generously funding two full-tuition scholarships to attend the PHBAC seminar, with preference given to individuals interested in the histories of communities not traditionally studied in the fields of book history and bibliography. Questions about the seminars can be addressed to John J. Garcia, AAS Director of Scholarly Programs and Partnerships, or 508-471-2134.