A “Brutalist” Beauty: the Killam Library on its 50th anniversary will hold an online illustrated tour of the library.
The Killam Memorial Library officially opened in March 1971. On the 50th anniversary of this landmark building’s opening, the origins of the Killam Library, why it looks the way it does, and what other buildings on campus and across Canada are its “siblings”will be explored. Professor Christine Macy, former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture & Planning, will take an illustrated tour of the Killam Library, interpreting it through the lens of post-WWI reconstruction in Europe and nation-building in Canada. Details . https://www.facebook.com/groups/50149421690/permalink/10157678294506691/
The historic library at Durham Priory (UK) is working towards providing access to its collection online through an ambitious project aimed at uniting their collection of medieval manuscripts in the digital space. See more about this project here https://www.durhampriory.ac.uk/
Free registration and open to all this is a great opportuntiy for those interested in book and publishing history to attend virtually at no cost.
Bookings for the BSANZ 2020 conference ‘The History of the Book and the Future of the World’ are now open. Registration is free and you can tune in from anywhere in the world. If you’re lucky enough to live in South Australia you can attend in person – and even if you’re not, depending on the state of the borders at the time, you would be welcome to visit Adelaide for the occasion.