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Lecture: “Self Actualizing: A Feminism of Book History”, History of Art Series: Women in Publishing #WIP

Women in Publishing (#WIP) is the focus for the 2019 History of Art series at The Center for Book Arts.

The Center for Books Arts will be hosting three lively discussions in which leading scholars, publishers, artists and activists will explore women’s contributions to Western book history from the Renaissance to the present. Collectively, these women are rewriting the dominant patriarchal narrative of book history, placing women’s contributions to printing and publishing at the fore. Their work demonstrates that the history of Women in Publishing is truly a Work in Progress (#WIP). Through the series, the Center for Book Arts hopes to encourage further action toward a more inclusive history by recognizing and sharing under-recognized histories, voices, viewpoints and practices. The series is moderated by Sarah Kirk Hanley, independent scholar and critic in fine prints, multiples and artists’ books.

"Self Actualizing: A Feminism of Book History"
Saturday, March 9, 5:30 pm
Preceded by "Work in Progress: A Community Forum on Women in Publishing", Saturday, March 9, 4:00 pm
Guests: Lisa Unger Baskin, Paula McDowell, Madeleine Viljoen, Sarah Werner

The history of women in all areas of culture has been systematically suppressed over the centuries. In this panel, we will hear from pioneering scholars who have unearthed the forgotten contributions of women to the history of printing, book arts, and publishing in their research.

The Center for Book Arts is located at 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor. New York, NY 10001.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information, including the opportunity to RSVP to this event (free of charge).

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