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Richard & Mary Rouse History of the Book Lecture by Kristina Richardson

Monday, Feb 3, 2025
Royce 314, 10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Guest Speaker: Kristina Richardson (University of Virginia)

Kristina Richardson is the John L. Nau Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on premodern non-elite Arab history, particularly the history of people with disabilities, users of sign language, Romani groups (ghurabā’), craftspeople, and enslaved laborers and entertainers. Her current book project is Black Basra: Race, Labor, and Piety in Early Islamic History.

The History of the Book Lecture series, established in 1993 through the efforts of Richard and Mary Rouse, provides an annual venue for internationally recognized authorities on medieval and Renaissance books to present their expertise at UCLA. The lecture’s focus alternates each year between medieval manuscripts and Renaissance books. The topics explored in past lectures were book and manuscript illustration, the development of printing, early book printers and sellers, the book trade, and medieval and Renaissance book and manuscript collections.

More information about past Richard and Mary Rouse History of the Book lectures can be found here.

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Monday, Feb 3, 2025
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Royce 314
10745 Dickson Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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CMRS-CEGS