Book Traces Scavenger Hunt — A Digital Bridges workshop with Andrew Stauffer

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
2032 UI Main Library
125 W. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52242
Person holding very old book

In the Book Traces Scavenger Hunt workshop led by Digital Bridges visiting scholar Andrew Stauffer, groups will search a given section of the Main Library stacks (usually PR and PS call numbers), looking for interesting marks by original owners in older books. Many books from the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries will include interesting marginalia, flower pressings, locks of hair, and other objects pressed among the pages. Groups will bring back their best examples to a central “command center,” where they will examine them together, upload some to Book Traces, and have a discussion about what groups are finding.  MEET IN ROOM 2032 OF THE MAIN LIBRARY AT 10 FOR A QUICK ORIENTATION.

Hosted by Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell College/University of Iowa Partnership, with support from the Obermann Center