Friends of Fisher Events

All lectures begin at 6 pm. These lectures will be delivered in the Fisher's Maclean Hunter Room, along with a simultaneous live video feed for those unable to attend.

2022 Lectures

Tuesday 18 October 2022
The Alexander C. Pathy Lecture on the Book Arts
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."
To view this lecture, please click on this link, which will send you to the Fisher's YouTube channel.

Tuesday 29 November 2022
John Seltzer and Mark Seltzer Memorial Lecture
Rebecca Romney, rare book dealer, appraiser, and author, on "Putting Together a Collection of Popular Romance Novels."

Last Season's 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."
To view this lecture, please click on this link, which will send you to the Fisher's YouTube channel.

Tuesday 19 April 2022
The George Kiddell Lecture on the History of the Book
Shawn Micallef, Toronto author and editor on "Understand Toronto: Trying to Figure Out a Confounding City."
To view this lecture, please click on this link, which will send you to the Fisher's YouTube channel.

2020-21 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."

Previous Lectures

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.