Forms of Early Modern Writing

2nd Annual Conference and Exhibition

"Inside the Archive"

April 3, 2009

Butler Library, Room 523
Columbia University

Program Schedule


9:00-9:30
Opening Reception

9:30--Opening Remarks
Michael Ryan Columbia University
Jean E. Howard Columbia University

9:45
Natasha Korda Wesleyan University
"Backstage in the Archive: Women's Work" Exhibit - Account Books

Chair: Julie Crawford Columbia University


10:30
Coffee Break

10:45
Matt Jones Columbia University
"Printing, Inventing, and Getting By, Barley: The Archives of Sir Samuel Morland's Failed Careers" Exhibit - Inventions

Thomas Fulton Rutgers University
"Milton's Politics and the Culture of Print: Manuscript Evidence and Print Publication in Early Modern England" Exhibit - Milton in the Archive

Chair: Peter Platt Barnard College


12:45-2:45
Lunch Break


2:45
Juliet Fleming New York University
"What Does Black Know?" Exhibit - Mourning and Mortality

Will Slauter Society of Fellows, Columbia University
"Write Up Your Dead: The Bills of Mortality and the London Plague of 1665" Exhibit - Mourning and Mortality

Chair: Anne Lake Prescott Barnard College

4:45
Coffee Break


5:00
Keynote Lecture

Chair: Alan Stewart Columbia University


Lena Cowen Orlin

Georgetown University



6:00
Closing Reception and Exhibit Viewing
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Butler Library, 6th Floor