Kenneth Karmiole Lecture Series on the History of the Book Trade

The inaugural presentation of the Kenneth Karmiole Lecture Series on the History of the Book Trade was delivered by Robert Darnton in fall of 2005. Established by Kenneth Karmiole, a Santa Monica antiquarian bookseller who provided a generous endowment, this annual lecture focuses on the book trade in England and Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The Clark’s growing collection of materials relating to the collecting, publishing, and dissemination of books in the early modern period make this series particularly appropriate.

Sammelband Scientia: Collecting Dürer’s Books and Printing Instruments
–Suzanne Karr Schmidt (Newberry Library)

Herbals, Illustrated and Un-Illustrated: Selling Botany in Early Modern England
–Sarah Neville, The Ohio State University

“Entered for his copy”: Reading the Stationers’ Register
—Ian Gadd (Bath Spa University)

“Thriving by Symbiosis: Manuscript Culture and the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade”
— Betty A. Schellenberg (Simon Fraser University)

“The Book and Slave Trades in Concert: The Colonial Library and the Atlantic Economy”
—Sean D. Moore, University of New Hampshire

“How to Do Things with Books”
—Stephen Orgel, Stanford University

“Hope over Experience? Cataloging the Publications of Edmund Curll”
—Pat Rogers, University of South Florida

“Publishing Easy Pleasant Books for Children: The House of Newbery, 1740–1800”
—Andrea Immel, Curator, Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University

“Eighteenth-Century Publishers and Women Writers: Antagonism and Alliances”
—Isobel Grundy, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta

“Resisting Censorship: Petrarch and the Venetian Book Trade, 1549–1600”
—Peter Stallybrass, University of Pennsylvania

“English Books around the World: India and the Globalization of the English Book Trade”
—Graham Shaw, former Head of the British Library’s Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections

“Bankruptcy and the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade”
—Christine Ferdinand, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

“Learned Book Illustrations, Their Patrons, and the Vagaries of the Trade in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century England”
—Michael F. Suarez, S.J., University of Virginia

“Making Novels in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Puffers, Debauchers, and Trade”
—James Raven, University of Essex

“William Strahan, Thomas Cadell, and the Big Business of Scottish Enlightenment Publishing”
—Richard B. Sher, New Jersey Institute of Technology

“Book Trade, Literary Property, and Censorship in the Eighteenth-Century: Diderot and his Corsairs”
—Roger Chartier, Collège de France and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

“The Art and Politics of Slander, Paris and London, 1770–1800”
—Robert Darnton, Princeton University

Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Graduate Research Fellowship Presentations

Karmiole Fellows are required to give an oral presentation of their research upon completion of their residency at the Clark Library. This one-month fellowship, established through the generosity of Kenneth Karmiole, is available to all graduate students for research at the Clark, using archival and printed book materials on any subject. For more information and to apply, visit

Gwendolyn R. Lockman
Investigating the Clark Family’s Perceptions of Butte in the Montana Collections

Joseph Nicolello
Disability Scholarships in Light of English Sources to 1666: Milton’s Sightlessness and the Depiction of Space in “Paradise Lost”

Tara Thomas, UC Santa Cruz
Philomela at the Fin de Siècle