Reinvigorating Bibliographical Studies
The Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia announced that it has received a second grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the reach of an ambitious fellowship program that is reinvigorating bibliographical studies within the humanities. In the press release, Hannah Marcus, a Stanford doctoral candidate in history and an inaugural fellow in the program, states: “My RBS courses have given me a deep understanding of how books are and were made. This informs my daily research on censorship since I’m often considering how books were destroyed. Understanding format, binding and printing – bibliography in a word – helps me to systematically notice and understand when books have been altered by censors.” Marcus co-curated with John Mustain the recent “Writing in Books” exhibition in Green Library.