Register Today! 

The Association of Print Scholars invites you to the 

eighth annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture:

Invisible Writing: Disciplinary Intersections and Blind Spots”

Johanna Drucker

Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, 

Department of Information Studies, UCLA


Register now for the Association of Print Scholars’s annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture! Delivered by Johanna Drucker, the lecture is entitled “Invisible Writing: Disciplinary Intersections and Blind Spots.” 

Johanna Drucker is Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Her recent publications include Inventing the Alphabet (University of Chicago Press, 2022), Visualization and Interpretation (MIT Press, 2020), Iliazd: Meta-Biography of a Modernist (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), and Digital Humanities 101: An introduction to Digital Methods (Routledge, 2021). Her artist’s books are widely represented in museum and library collections and were the subject of a travelling retrospective, Druckworks: 40 years of books and projects, in 2012-2014. Other recent work includes Diagrammatic Writing (Onomatopée, 2014), The General Theory of Social Relativity (The Elephants, 2018), and Downdrift: An Eco-fiction (Three Rooms Press, 2018). In 2014 Ms. Drucker was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2021 was the recipient of the AIGA’s Steven Heller Award for Cultural Criticism.

In her lecture, Ms. Drucker will draw on her experiences in poetics, publishing, and scholarly work to address the often invisible role of written language across disciplines.

The talk will be held virtually on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 9:00 AM (PDT) / 12:00 PM (EDT) / 5:00 PM (GMT). It is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. 

To register and receive the Zoom link, please click here.


“Salomon’s Alphabet,” from Wilhelmus Goeree, Voor-bereidselen tot de Bybelsche wysheid […], Utrecht, 1700



Participants will be welcome to ask questions during the Q&A after the lecture.

Please note that the talk will be recorded and made available on APS’s website after the event.


About the Association of Print Scholars

The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is a non-profit organization that encourages innovative and interdisciplinary methodological approaches to the history of printmaking. By maintaining an active website, hosting events and lectures, as well as supporting research and collaboration grants, APS facilitates dialogue among its members and promotes the dissemination of their ideas and scholarship. Membership is open to anyone whose research focuses on printmaking across any geographic region and chronological period.