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News

New Website on Papermaking History and Technique

Feb 2017

The University of Iowa Center for the Book, in collaboration with Alexandra Soteriou and a variety of supporting organizations, is proud to announce the launch of a new website on Indo-Islamic papermaking. This resource constitutes the most substantial photographic record of Indo-Islamic hand...

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Strong UICB presence at CODEX Book Fair

Jan 2017

The Center for the Book will be well represented at the 2017 CODEX Book Fair, perhaps the world’s preeminent convention to show and sell fine press publications and artist books. Seven MFA alumni—Candida Pagan, Islam Aly, Alexandra Janezic, Matt Runkle, Anne Covell, Radha Pandey, and Pamela...

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Recent alumni secure new jobs

Jan 2017

Congratulations to Pamela Olson, MFA ’14, and Alexandra Janezic, MFA ’15, on their new positions! Olson has accepted a full-time conservation technician appointment in the lab of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Janezic recently began a new position as...

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Two UICB MFA students awarded Caxton Club Grants

Nov 2016

Congratulations to UICB MFA Candidates Lisa Miles and Michelle Moode! Lisa and Michelle were recently awarded Caxton Club Grants. The Caxton Club is an organization located in Chicago devoted to “the literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books.” These grants...

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UICB-led Mellon-Sawyer seminar begins!

Sep 2016

The University of Iowa’s 2016-2017 Mellon-Sawyer Seminar—Cultural and Textual Exchanges: The Manuscript Across Premodern Eurasia—commenced on Friday, September 9th. The seminar is an interdisciplinary collaboration dedicated to mapping cultural exchanges across Eurasia from roughly 400 CE ­to...

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UICB Alumni show strongly at SFCB 20/20 Vision Exhibit Aug 2016
Patrick Reed in The Paris Review Apr 2016
Melissa Moreton wins RBS scholarship Apr 2016
UICB artists rack up honors in the Hertzog Award Feb 2016
Elizabeth Yale’s Sociable Knowledge published by Penn Press Feb 2016
Three UICB Graduate Students awarded Caxton Club Grants Dec 2015
A review of UICB alumna, Pamela Olson’s new work Circular Logic Nov 2015
Recent UICB Alumni Merit New Employ in Conservation and Preservation Nov 2015
UICB Alumni Residency Oct 2015
Upcoming Events for Fall 2015 Aug 2015
Alexander Starre's Metamedia inaugurates UICB and UI Press book series Aug 2015
Call for Entries: Micrographia: Book Art Responses to Early Modern Scientific Books Jun 2015
UICB Faculty Member named finalist for 2015 MCBA Prize Jun 2015
New in the K. K. Merker Gallery May 2015
Hungry Bibliophiles- Unusual Fine Press Project Launched May 2015
UICB MFA candidate awarded Folger Shakespeare Library research fellowship May 2015
UICB faculty member awarded the Coffey Residency in Book Arts at the University of Florida Libraries Apr 2015
UICB Alumna wins jury award Apr 2015
UICB Faculty to Teach in Hands On Medieval Seminar Apr 2015
Two Center Students Receive International Fellowship Support Apr 2015
Announcing UICB Alumni Residency Apr 2015
MFA candidate Rue wins CLS competition Mar 2015
Upcoming Spring 2015 UICB Events Feb 2015
UICB Alumni and current UICB MFA candidate to start book arts cooporative Jan 2015
UICB MFA Candidate presented with Jury Award at Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair Dec 2014
UICB MFA Candidates Awarded Caxton Club Grants Oct 2014
New in the K.K. Merker Gallery Oct 2014
UICB Alumna named Emerging Paper Engineer Oct 2014
UICB Welcomes New Adjunct Faculty Members Sep 2014
New in the K.K. Merker Gallery Sep 2014

Events

Early Modern England: Medicine, Shakespeare, and Books

March 23, 2017

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and the University Libraries invite you to an Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room.

Early Modern England:
Medicine, Shakespeare, and Books

Thirty seven books from 1531 to 1697 will be on display highlighting general...

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UICB @ RSVP - Spring Gallery Walk

March 3, 2017

RSVP will again host the UICB during the Spring Gallery Walk. Stop by 140 N Linn St on Friday, March 6thbetween 5pm - 8pm to see new work from the Center for the Book.

Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book with Marcy Dinius

March 2, 2017

This talk examines how writers of color David Walker (1796-1830) and William Apes (1798-1839) responded not only to Thomas Jefferson's claims about African Americans' and Native Americans' intellectual and creative capacities, but also to a specific edition of Jefferson's...

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Aaron Sinift lecture

February 14, 2017

Aaron Sinift collaborates closely with Gandhian activists in India to create editions which bridge the worlds of contemporary art & Gandhi Ashrams of Northern India. His project, 5 Year Plan, is a Fluxus inspired experiment in Gandhian economics, which combines book arts, international...

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The Hungry Bibliophiles* cookbook and "fine press as part of daily life project" is complete!

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February 2, 2017

Come join us to see the 25 books that came back after a year of enthusiastic cooking and concurrent marginal commentary by the chefs. The exhibit will be on display in the K.K. Merker Gallery from January 23rd - February 4th.

Hungry Bibliophiles: An Experiment in Utilitarian Bookmaking...

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UICB Open House December 9, 2016
Jen Buckley, "The Body in the Book: Carolee Schneemann's Artists' Books," December 6, 2016
Itinerant Printer to visit UICB November 17, 2016
UI Libraries' William Anthony Conservation Lecture with Barb Korbel November 10, 2016
Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book with Steve Miller October 13, 2016
Visiting Artist Lecture with Simon Green September 19, 2016
Shakespearean Family Festival September 18, 2016
Midwest & Great Northern Printers' Fair September 14, 2016
UICB MFA Group Show Reception May 6, 2016
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Amy Richard April 16, 2016
Bone Tool Making Workshop with Shanna Leino April 16, 2016
MFA Thesis Exhibition, David “Thor” Rollins April 15, 2016
Artist Talk by Shanna Leino April 15, 2016
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Kristen A. Hartman April 8, 2016
Craft Critique Culture hosts keynote speaker Jerome McGann April 8, 2016
2016 UI Center for the Book Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book with Kathryn and Howard Clark April 7, 2016
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Thomas Helmers April 1, 2016
Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professors Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Felicia Rice March 28, 2016
Workshop by Bruce Whiteman March 4, 2016
Experimental Papermaking with Helen Hiebert February 27, 2016
Lecture with Visiting Artist Helen Hiebert February 26, 2016
A Talk by Elizabeth Yale, Adjunct Assistant Professer, Center for the Book February 25, 2016
UICB Fall Open House December 11, 2015
Micrographia: Book Art Responses to Early Modern Scientific Books November 13, 2015, November 5, 2015
2015 Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book November 5, 2015
Micrographia: Book Art Responses to Early Modern Scientific Books November 13, 2015, November 5, 2015
Scientific Books and their Makers October 17, 2015
Micrographia: Book Art Responses to Early Modern Scientific Books October 16, 2015
UI Libraries' William Anthony Conservation Lecture featuring Gary Frost October 8, 2015
Iowa City Book Festival October 1, 2015
Midwest & Great Northern Printers' Fair September 17, 2015
Gold Tooling Workshop with Samuel Feinstein September 11, 2015
Artist Talk with Samuel Feinstein September 11, 2015
Lecture with visiting Artist/Instructor Tatiana Ginseberg June 3, 2015
Creative Writing for Book Arts students to show work at Prairie Lights May 9, 2015
MFA Group Show May 8, 2015
MFA Thesis Exhibit: Matt Runkle and Alexandra Janezic April 17, 2015
Artist Talk with Russell Maret April 16, 2015
MFA Thesis Exhibit: Kalmia Strong & Candida Pagan April 9, 2015
Artist Talk with Sally Blakemore April 6, 2015
UICB MFA candidate Pagan to show during Mission Creek Festival April 4, 2015
MFA THESIS EXHIBIT: ANDREA KOHASHI April 3, 2015
Binding Workshop with Julia Miller April 3, 2015
2015 UI Center for the Book Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book with Julia Miller April 2, 2015
Artist Talk with Yves Leterme April 1, 2015
MFA Thesis Exhibit: Leslie Smith & Steph Rue March 27, 2015
Artist Talk with Aimee Lee March 13, 2015
UICB @ RSVP - Spring Gallery Walk March 6, 2015
Reading at Prairie Lights by UICB MFA Candidate Matt Runkle February 18, 2015
XOXO: IC Press Co-op Fundraiser February 13, 2015
UICB Associate Professor to exhibit at St. Ambrose University February 6, 2015, February 12, 2015
UICB Associate Professor to exhibit at St. Ambrose University February 6, 2015
UICB Associate Professor to exhibit at St. Ambrose University February 6, 2015, February 12, 2015
Combat Paper in a Time of War February 5, 2015
UICB Fall Open House December 12, 2014
BOOK LAUNCH: The Story of How All Animals Are Equal & Other Tales by Matt Runkle December 5, 2014
Lecture featuring Daniel Garrison, Emeritus Professor at Northwestern University November 20, 2014
UI Libraries Conservation Lab’s 30th anniversary celebration November 13, 2014
UICB Fall MFA Thesis Show November 12, 2014
Presentation on Artist Book Work in Partnership with IWP Writers October 23, 2014
Boxmaking Workshop with Jody Williams October 4, 2014, October 5, 2014
Boxmaking Workshop with Jody Williams October 4, 2014, October 5, 2014
Iowa City Book Festival October 2, 2014
UI Center for the Book Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book featuring Paul Needham September 18, 2014
Lecture featuring Pamela Spitzmueller, University of Iowa’s Conservator from 1989-1999 September 4, 2014