Lecture: “Why Stuart Rose’s Collection of Rare Books Matters in the Age of the Digital Surrogates”

Thursday, October 16

Time: 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Location: Roesch Library

Daniel De Simone is the Eric Weinmann Librarian at the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. A graduate of the University of Dayton, Mr. De Simone came to the Folger Library in 2014 from the Library of Congress, where he organized exhibitions and symposia and wrote on diverse subjects including the Giant Bible of Mainz, Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius, William Blake and early calligraphy books. Before that, he operated his own rare-book business in New York City. The Folger Library is home to the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers. This event is presented as part of the University Libraries' exhibit Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress.