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November 4th, Newark: New Jersey Book Arts Symposium

New Jersey Book Arts Symposium
Money: Currency, Value and Exchange
Friday, November 4, 2011, 8:30 to 5:00

Admission: $45 (includes lunch at Stonsby Commons) | $15 for Rutgers faculty | Free for preregistered students 732 932 7006 ext. 360

About
“In keeping with the temper of the times, the 2011 New Jersey Book Arts Symposium will take a hard look at money. Money: Currency, Value and Exchange, will feature six New Jersey book artists / artists who work with books, talking about recent and ongoing work and how it confronts cultural norms, structures and practices, expressed or shaped by money. Featured artists are Siona Benjamin, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Eileen Foti, Barbara Madsen, Amanda Thackray and Chloe Tompkins. There will be an accompanying exhibition curated by Anonda Bell, the Director/Curator of the Robeson Galleries and Karen Guancione, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium.”

Location
Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark
350 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey  [map]
Phone: 732 932 7006 ext 373

October 13th, New Brunswick, NJ: “Pantographia and the History of the Alphabet” Lecture by Johanna Drucker

Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book 2011-2012
Lecture by Johanna Drucker Pantographia and the History of the Alphabet
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Open to the public

Abstract
“In 1799, Edmund Fry published the remarkable compendium, Pantographia, containing visual and verbal descriptions of all known variants of script. The volume includes several hundred alphabetic scripts, and Fry conscientiously noted the sources to which he attributed each sample. A year later, Joseph Hammer von Purgstall published another compendium, his source an Arabic manuscript and his list of alphabets complementing Fry’s with some other additions, particularly those drawn from the legacy of ‘angel’ alphabets. Within a few years, Napoleon’s armies would track through the Sinai, making observations and drawings of the proto-alphabetic signs scratched in the rocks several millennia earlier by Semitic nomands. In that short space at the turn of the 18th to 19th centuries, knowledge of the alphabet would shift from a summary of textual transmission (Fry, Hammer) to those informed by the first archaeological techniques of the modern era. This lecture examines Fry’s project in relation to the fundamental conceptions of alphabetic writing that preceded and followed. This research is part of a larger project on alphabet historiography and linked to The Museum of Writing as a digital exploration of the networks of transmission history, shifts of nomenclature and attribution of sources and origins in the bibliography of alphabet studies. Informed by questions of script, notation, inscription, and signs still relevant to the production of digital code, the larger project is framed by the question of how various understandings of the letters of the alphabet offer insight into our more basic concepts of knowledge transmission and representation.”

Rutgets University
Mason Gross School of the Arts
CSB 100/117
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey [map]

April 6th, Newark: Artist Talk and Workshop by Muriel Hasbun, “barquitos de papel”

Center for Migration and the Global City
Muriel Hasbun barquitos de papel

Wednesday, April 6, 2011,  2:30 – 5:00 pm
Admission: Free and open to the public

Photographer Muriel Hasbun will show and discuss her photographs and lead a workshop.

“Through an intergenerational, transnational and transcultural lens, photographer Muriel Hasbun constructs contemporary narratives where both individual and collective memory spark new questions about identity and place.  Hasbun will speak about her work and conduct a workshop in which participants will create their own barquitos de papel (paper boats) inscribed with their family history and stories of migration.”

Paul Robeson Gallery, Robeson Campus Center
350 MLK Jr. Blvd
Newark, New Jersey [map]

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