The Schlueter  Lecture series is sponsored by the Lafayette College Libraries and endowed by a generous gift from Paul and June Schlueter. This lecture series has provided an opportunity to study books as objects and artifacts since 2007. The Schlueter Lecture occurs annually in Fall.

Past Speakers

Our past speakers include:

  • 2022
    Dr. Leah Price, Inessential Work: What COVID Has Taught Us About REading
  • 2020/2021
    Matthew Kirschenbaum, Bitstreams The Future of Digital Literary Heritage
  • 2019
    Nicholas Basbanes, Paper: A Cultural Consideration
  • 2018
    Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia, Book Traces
  • 2017
    David J. Roxburgh, Harvard University
  • 2016
    Ian Smith, Lafayette College
  • 2015
    Michael Blanding, Brandeis University
  • 2014
    Heather Wolfe, The Folger Shakespeare Library
  • 2013
    Michael F. Suarez, University of Virginia
  • 2012
    David Reynolds, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • 2011
    Kent Harold Richards, Society of Biblical Literature
  • 2010
    Carolee Campbell, Ninja Press
  • 2009
    Jay Parini ’70, Middlebury College
  • 2008
    Mark Dimunation, Library of Congress

To nominate a speaker:

If you would like to nominate a speaker to present at this annual lecture, please fill out the form below.

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