Workshop in the  History of  Material Texts
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Founded in 1993 by Peter Stallybrass, the Workshop in the History of Material Texts will celebrate its 27th year in 2019-20. All are welcome to attend. Participants (including faculty, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students, booksellers and anyone else interested) come from a wide range of disciplines. The usual format of the workshop is a presentation of approximately thirty minutes, followed by discussion, based if possible on material from Penn's special collections, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, or other visual materials.

Associated with the workshop is the book series in Material Texts published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, which includes many monographs that have emerged from presentations given at the workshop over the years.

If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming meetings, please sign up for our listserv using this link. For more information, please contact Philip Mogen.


Zachary Lesser, Professor of English
John Pollack, Curator, Research Services, Kislak Center
Jerome Singerman, Senior Humanities Editor, Penn Press
Peter Stallybrass, Director Emeritus of the Workshop in the History of Material Texts
Philip Mogen, 2019-2020 Brizdle-Schoenberg Fellow in the History of Material Texts