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Book Arts series to explore invention of movable type

March 28, 2010

Susan Bridgford will present "The First Information Age: The Invention of Movable Type" on Wednesday, March 31, as part of Drake's series on Book Arts: Dialogues and Languages.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will start at 5 p.m. in the Honors Lounge of Medbury Hall, 2730 Forest Ave.

The series, which began March 2 and continues through April 29, also will
delve into the cultural frameworks that inform the innovations of the
book, as well as the book as an object of humanistic inquiry.

A list of upcoming events, which are free and open to the public, appears

  • "Linoleum and Woodcut Printing" by Donna Yeast and Sue Slater,
    Thursday, April 8, 2 p.m., Reading Room of Cowles Library, 2725
    University Ave.
  • "Hand-made Greeting Cards" by Kevin House, Thursday, April 15; 2
    p.m., room 201 of Cowles Library.
  • "Making Decorative Papers" by Peggy Johnston, Tuesday, April 20, 2
    p.m., room 335 of Harmon Fine Arts Center, 25th Street and Carpenter
  • "Calligraphy and Penmanship" by Jean Wilson, Thursday, April 29, 2
    p.m., room 201 of Cowles Library.

The series is sponsored by the Drake University Humanities Center,
Cowles Library and World Languages and Cultures Program in collaboration
with Prairie Book Collaborative of Des Moines.

For more information, contact Eduardo García-Villada, Drake assistant
professor of second language acquisition, at or