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Iowa Bibliophiles "Salisbury House Library at Grinnell College: Collection History, Present, and Next Chapter"

Wednesday, December 14, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
Learn more about the Salisbury House Library Collection at Grinnell College. Learn more about this unique Iowa collection and some of it's 'greatest hits' and favorites.

UI Center for the Book Open House

Friday, December 9, 2022 4:00pm to 6:00pm
North Hall
Exhibits from UICB studio classes in lettering arts, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, and letterpress printing will be on display. Work from UICB Faculty will be on display in the K.K. Merker Gallery. Food and drink will be served—all are welcome!
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"World Education: Our Stories from Asia and the Pacific Islands"

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Virtual
From making new friends to acquiring global skills for professional development, hear stories from UI students about their life-changing study abroad experiences in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
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Kozo Harvest

Friday, November 11, 2022 (all day)
Oakdale Research Facilities
2022 Kozo Harvest on Nov. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn traditional techniques for processing bark fibers to use in paper making.

UICB MFA Info Session

Friday, November 4, 2022 12:00pm
Virtual
The UICB will be holding an information session about the program on Nov. 4, 2022 at noon CT via teleconference. Videos and slides, faculty and students: we’ll describe the program, answer questions, and welcome anyone (from the curious to the already-committed applicant) who would like to participate.
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UICB & Echizen

Wednesday, October 26 to Saturday, November 5, 2022 (all day)
North Hall
See work made by University of Iowa Center for the Book students Madison Bennet, Jamie Capps, Tegan Daly, and Chayna Truex made together with UICB Paper Making Specialist and Instructor Nicholas Cladis. As Cladis's inaugural research project at UI, he took the students to Echizen, the paper making village in Japan where he lived and worked for many years before joining the UI faculty. The work is displayed in the K.K. Merker Gallery in North Hall through Nov. 5, and there will be a talk on Nov. 4 at 5:00 PM
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Iowa Bibliophiles—Under the Covers: Exploring Book History with Science

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
How are the sciences, the humanities, and libraries coming together to discover more about cultural artifacts? Learn more about a group at the University of Iowa bringing 21st century technologies to medieval objects in order to uncover their secrets.
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The UI Center for the Book presents the Nadia Sophie Seiler Visiting Book Artist: Russell Maret

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:30pm
Becker Communication Studies Building
"The Post-Typographic Private Press?" The British private press holds such a strong gravitational pull over the bibliophilic imagination that it is hard to see that there is a thriving private press tradition in the twenty-first century. Appearance has a lot to do with it: the books of today don’t look like the books of the Kelmscott, Doves, Ashendene or other British presses, so surely they don't fall into the same category. But is a private press book designated by its physical attributes or...
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Impermanences

Monday, October 10 to Friday, October 21, 2022 (all day)
North Hall
Impermances is a group art exhibit curated by University of Iowa Center for the Book MFA candidates Dana King and Jennifer Miller. The themes of the exhibit are loss, change, and grief.

Body of Work, Presented by Katie Kiesewetter

Monday, September 26 to Friday, October 7, 2022 (all day)
North Hall
Body of Work UICB certificate student, Katie Kiesewetter, (re)presents Body of Work in the K.K. Merker Gallery Sept. 26 - Oct. 7. A smaller version of her MA exhibition, originally shown in the Ana Mendieta Gallery in May of this year, this revised and reprised Body of Work explores what installation pieces can look like retrofitted to a new space. Thematically, Body of Work examines the effects of labor on one's identity and being, issues related to the service and hospitality industry, and autobiographical narratives from Katie's own life. Katie's home department is in the School of Art & Art History where she is pursuing an MFA in graphic design. She is also completing the certificate program in Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies in addition to her book art studies at UICB.