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Curator Talk: Bound in Tight Leather

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Virtual Event

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, men dominated book collecting and women were often painted as enemies of books. Washington University Libraries' Curator of Rare Books Cassie Brand will discuss gender roles and sex as they related to book collecting in this time period, including how men sexualized books and the use of human skin binding.

Preregistration by June 17 is required; participants will be emailed a Zoom link.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Society



University Libraries
Event Contact

Cassie Brand, cassie.brand@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Cassie Brand is curator of rare books at Washington University Libraries.

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