Cognition and the Hand: "Handy Books" in the History of Knowledge, the Book, and the Book Arts Handy Books Symposium

with Courtney Roby, Cornell University, Susan W. Cook, University of Iowa, Kimberly Maher, University of Iowa

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:00am

Main Library and North Hall

Schedule

2:00–3:15 Distributed Cognition in Ancient Science 
    Courtney Roby, Cornell University
    Room 2032 Main Library

3:30–4:45 Art, Science, and the Mind in the Moveable Book Response and Roundtable Discussion
    Courtney Roby, Susan W. Cook, University of Iowa, Kimberly A. Maher, University of Iowa 
    Room 2032 Main Library

5.30–6.30 Handy Books Reception
K.K. Merker Gallery, North Hall

Handy Books is held in conjunction with an exhibit of the same name. An international array of artists have contributed new works of book art drawing upon ‘handy’ books held in University of Iowa Special Collections and Hardin Library for the Health Sciences as inspiration.

Exhibit Dates

August 20 – September 15
University of Iowa Center for the Book
K.K. Merker Gallery, North Hall, Basement

September 15 – November 1
Unversity of Iowa Special Collections
Main Library, 3rd Floor

Symposium organizers: Elizabeth Yale, University of Iowa Department of History and Center for the Book Julie Leonard, University of Iowa Center for the Book

Sponsored by The University of Iowa Center for the Book, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, University of Iowa Special Collections, and Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Image reproduced from the Hardin Library copy of The Practical Doctor by Henry M. Lyman.
 
For further information on the Symposium or Exhibit: elizabeth-yale@uiowa.edu, julia-leonard@uiowa.edu.