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Aaron Sinift, Kahkashan Khan & Jitendra Kumar

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"The Artist Aaron Sinift and project co-curators Kahkashan Khan and Jitendra Kumar discuss the artist book featured in the exhibition ""OTHER IMAGININGS: Artist Collaborations with Gandhi Ashrams"" on view in the Vassar College Art Library through March 4, 2022. \nAs western modes of advertising and

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Adam Michaels

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Adam Michaels, principle designer at Project Projects, talks about the book he co-authored with Jeffrey T. Schnapp entitled: The Electronic Information Age Book: McLuhan/Agel/Fiore and the Experimental Paperback, an Inventory Book published this year by Princeton Architectural Press. "The Electric

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Adam Michaels and Jeffrey T. Schnapp

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In a new installment of our series on the role of liberal arts education in contemporary society, co-authors Adam Michaels, principle designer at Project Projects and founder of Inventory Press, and Jeffrey T. Schnapp (VC'75), Co-director of the Berkman Center for the Internet and Society and

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Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole

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Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole talk about their book Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza, published in 2011 by Schocken. Adina Hoffman is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet's Life in the

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Alex Byrne

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Alex Byrne, University Librarian at the University of Technology, Sydney, and 2005-2007 President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), discusses intellectual freedom advocacy, libraries, internationalism, and his book: The Politics of Promoting Freedom of

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Alix Christie

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Writer, journalist, and printer Alix Christie, (VC'80) talks about her historical novel, Gutenberg's Apprentice (Harper Collins, 2014). "If ever there were a historical novel with up-to-the-minute resonance, this is it. As we go through another information revolution, Christie's novel takes us back

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Amitava Kumar

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"Vassar Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood Chair Amitava Kumar returns to the program to talk about his acclaimed novel Immigrant, Montana (Knopf, 2018). The novel was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the New Yorker, was on the New York Times 100 Most Notable Books list of 2018, and

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Amitava Kumar

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Amitava Kumar, Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College, discusses his new book of essays Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World published this year by Duke University Press. "These are the very best sort of essays: the kind in which the pleasure of reading derives from the

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Andrew Piper

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Andrew Piper, Associate Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and associate member of the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, discusses his book Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times, published in 2011 by the University of

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Andrew Watsky

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Andrew Watsky, art historian and professor of art at Vassar College, discusses his award-winning book about the Japanese island of Chikubushima, it's history, architecture, and art.,Architecture, Art History, Asian Studies, Assemblage, Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony), Japanese Art, Libraries and Archives

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Ann M. Blair

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Harvard College Professor and Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Ann Blair will discuss her book Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age, published by Yale University Press in 2011. "There has always been 'too much to know.' In this lively and learned book, Ann

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Arielle Saiber

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Arielle Saber, Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures at Bowdoin College, discusses her book Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy, winner of the 19th annual MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication and the Newberry Library's 2017 Weiss-Brown Publication Award (U

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Arthur H. Groten

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Ephemerist/Philatelist Arthur H.Groton discusses the collection of poster stamps he assembled and recently gifted to Vassar College and the exhibit "Posters in Miniature: The Ephemeral Cinderella" on view in the Vassar College Art Library through December 16.,Advertising, Antiquarianism, Collection

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Bailey Van Hook

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Bailey Van Hook, Professor of Art History and co-director of the MA Program in Material Culture and Public Humanities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, discusses her biography Violet Oakley: An Artist's Life (University of Delaware Press, 2016). "Violet Oakley: An Artist's Life

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Barbara A. Olsen

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Barbara A. Olsen, Associate Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Vassar College, talks about her book Women in Mycenaean Greece: The Linear B Tablets from Pylos and Knossos (Routledge 2014). "Women in Mycenaean Greece is the first book-length study of women in the Linear B tablets from Mycenaean

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Barbara Beisinghoff

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Internationally acclaimed graphic artist Barbara Beisinghoff will talk about her artist's books and etchings, installations and public commissions, her residency at Vassar College during September and October of this year, and her exhibition, "When Light Touches Paper," on view in the Vassar College

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Beth Luey

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Beth Luey, Founder of the Scholarly Publishing Program at Arizona State University, talks about her book: Expanding the American Mind: Books and the Popularization of Knowledge, Published by the University of Massachusetts Press. Ms. Luey is the author of Handbook for Academic Authors, first

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Brent Sverdloff

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Brent Sverdloff, memory coach and author of How Could I Forget You: A Creative Way to Remember Names and Faces, talks about the ancient art of training your memory to help you better remember people, names, and information for academic examinations. "When you are ready to admit that you need help

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Brian Lukacher

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Brian Lukacher, art historian and Professor of Art at Vassar College, talks about his new monograph on the British artist and architectural visionary, Joseph Gandy.,Antiquities, Architecture, Drawing, Elias Magoon, Funerary Sculpture, John Soane, Joseph Gandy, Libraries and Archives, Memorialization

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Bryan W. Van Norden

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"Bryan W. Van Norden, Professor of Philosophy on the James Monroe Taylor Chair at Vassar, talks about his recent monograph, Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto (Columbia UP, 2017).\n\nAre American colleges and universities failing their students by refusing to teach the philosophical

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