Friends of Fisher Events

Lectures

Date: 6:00pm
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

This talk employs the lens of Afrofuturism to address new dimensions of the Underground Railroad, detailing what imagination, tact, and technology, it took for fugitive Blacks to flee to the "outer spaces of slavery."

Lectures

Date: 6:00-7:00pm
Location: Maclean Hunter Room, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Massimo Riva, Professor of Italian Studies and Modern Media at Brown University, will be speaking on eighteen- and nineteen-century optical devices.

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Location: Thomas Fisher Library

Rebecca Romney, rare book dealer, appraiser and author, on "Putting Together a Collection of Popular Romance Novels."

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Location: Thomas Fisher Library

Professor Andrew Pettegree, Bishop Wardlaw Professor at University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, on "The Book at War: Libraries and Reading in a Time of Conflict."

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Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Shawn Micallef, Toronto author and editor on "Understand Toronto: Trying to Figure Out a Confounding City."

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Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Dr Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, on "The Silk Roads Project."

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Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Garrett Herman, Toronto book collector, on "Collecting Darwin."

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Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London on "The Luttrell Psalter: Incestuous Knights, Abducted Heiresses and Other Everyday Folk in Early 14th-century England."

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Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Colette Fu, photographer, book artist and paper engineer, on "We Are Tiger Dragon People: The Magical Pop-up Books of Paper Engineer and Artist Colette Fu."

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Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Dr Margaret Schotte, Associate Professor of Early Modern, History, York University on "For Merchants and Mariners - The Business of Nautical Manuals."

Lectures

Date: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Maclean Hunter Room at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Dr Thomas Keymer, University Professor, Chancellor Jackman, Professor, University of Toronto on "Authorship, Print, and Sedition in Eighteenth-Century England."