Friends of Fisher Events

Please note: The following lectures will be presented live and online this fall, with audience participation at the end of each presentation. Registration information will be sent out around two weeks prior to each lecture, and will also appear on this page.

All lectures begin at 6 pm. 

Since the 2010-11 Friends of Fisher season, most of the lectures have been recorded and been made freely available online. To see the entire list of lectures that have been recorded, along with other audio and video content, please visit our Fisher Audio and Fisher Video lecture pages.

Upcoming Lectures

Thursday 14 October 2021
John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture
Garrett Herman, Toronto book collector, on "Collecting Darwin."
To view this lecture, please click on this link, which will send you to the Fisher's YouTube channel.

Tuesday 16 November 2021
The Alexander C. Pathy Lecture on the Book Arts
Dr Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, on "The Silk Roads Project."
Please send an email to Anna Maria Romano for the Zoom link.

Last Season's Lectures

The Alexander C. Pathy Lecture on the Book Arts
Dr Thomas Keymer, University Professor, Chancellor Jackman, Professor, University of Toronto on "Authorship, Print, and Sedition in Eighteenth-Century England."
To view this lecture, please click on this link, which will send you to the Fisher's YouTube channel.

John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture
Dr Margaret Schotte, Associate Professor of Early Modern, History, York University on "For Merchants and Mariners - The Business of Nautical Manuals."
To view this lecture, please click on this link, which will send you to the Fisher's YouTube channel. 

The Johanna and Leon Katz Memorial Lecture
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."
To view this lecture, please click on this link, which will send you to the Fisher's YouTube channel. 

The George Kiddell Lecture on the History of the Book
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."