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Visiting Artists & Academics

The Department runs an exciting Wednesday Seminar Series every second week of each term. Among the great number of visiting experts and artists who speak at these and other Departmental and Faculty seminars and conferences, many have proven hugely important to the staffs' and students' thinking, research and artistic output. The following visitors have provided particularly memorable and valuable input, some over a sustained period of time:

Booknesses Book Arts Exhibitions and Colloquium (May 2017)

  • Sarah Bodman. Senior Research Fellow, Center for Fine Print Research (CFPR), University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Robbin Ami Silverberg. Director of Dobbin Mill and Dobbin Books, New York City, NY, USA
  • Prof. Buzz Spector. Professor of Art. Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Susan Gosin. Master Printmaker and Founder & Co-Chair, Dieu Donné Papermill, New York City, NY, USA
  • Inge Bruggeman. Asst. Professor, Art Department, University of Nevada, Reno. Director, Black Rock Press and Journal Editor of       Openings: Studies in Book Art the journal of the College Book Art Association (CBAA), USA
  • Dr. Katja Gentric. Chercheur Associé Centre Georges Chevrier, Dijon, FRA and Post-doctoral Fellow University of the Free State,     Bloemfontein, ZA
  • Eliza Kentridge. Poet, paper and bookmaker and author, UK 
  • Dr. Anne Thurmann-Jajes. Head, Centre for Artists’ Publications at the Westerburg, Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, GER
  • Mary Austin. Co-founder and board Chair of San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB), San Francisco, USA
  • Elizabeth James. Senior Librarian, National Art Library Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Prof. Mary Hark. Professor in the Design Studies Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Paul van Capelleveen. Curator Special Collections (modern printed works), Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National Library of the    Netherlands, The Hague, NED
  • Gillian Robinson. Emeritus reader at Anglia Ruskin University, University of London, UK 
  • Janet Stanley. Senior Librarian and curator, Smithsonian Libraries, Washington, DC, USA
  • Tricia Treacy. Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, USA

International Visitors (1997 - 2016)

  • Robbin​ Silverberg ​- Pratt Institute & Dobbin Mill, New York​ - Master Papermaker and Book artist
  • Prof. Gail Deery - Harvard University & Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore - Printmaking, Papermaking and Book Arts
  • Asao Shimura - Japan / Philippines - Master Papermaker
  • Veerle Rooms​ - Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerpen - Master Printmaker
  • Susan Gosin - Founder & Co-Chair, Dieu Donné Papermill, New York - Master Printmaker
  • Prof. Pam Allara - Brandeis  University, Boston - Fulbright Scholar
  • Peter Scott - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Printmaker
  • Rhoda Rosenburg  - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Printmaker
  • Prof. Mieke Bal - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - Cultural theorist, critic & video artist
  • Prof Julie Ellison - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Professor of American Culture and English
  • Dr Mark Creekmore - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Policy practitioner, social welfare policy and practice
  • Jane Hassinger - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Women’s Studies and Social Work
  • Lee-Scott Mac Donald - Boston - Hollander beater maker and papermaking equipment designer
  • Anne Q McKeown - Rutgers University – Printmaking and handmade paper
  • Dr. Nathaniel Stern - University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee - Fulbright Scholar
  • Prof. Nicholas Mirzoeff - New York University - Public Lecture: The right to Look: A counterhistory of Visuality
  • Prof. John Peffer​ - Ramapo College, New York​ - Fulbright Scholar & President of ACASA
  • Michelle Samour - The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) - Papermaking and paper sculpture