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A joint annual conference with the Friends of Dard Hunter (FDH)
University of Iowa Center for the Book (UICB)
Iowa City, Iowa, October 25–27, 2018
Pre- and post-conference tours are available on October 24 & October 28.

Please join us as we explore the technological and cultural matrices connecting print and paper. Today’s practitioners and scholars have a rich archive of historical production methods and societal uses of art on paper to draw from in their work and research. Be it decorative, instructional, devotional, or functional artwork, we consider how this matrix of origins and innovations is retrieved, shared, and developed.

About Iowa City, the University of Iowa, and the UI Center for the Book

"You actually make paper by hand?!”—UICB visitor
FOUNDED in 1986 by printer/publisher Kim Merker, the UICB
has grown into a distinctive degree-granting program that
integrates training in book arts practice with research into the
history and culture of books. With top-notch facilities, expert
faculty, and courses in printing, lettering arts, bookbinding, artist
bookwork, conservation, and papermaking, complemented
by book studies classes dedicated to scholarly inquiry and material      analysis, the UICB serves graduate and undergraduate students from
a number of disciplines. ■ book.grad.uiowa.edu

Iowa City. All our creativity went into the name”—RAYGUN
IOWA CITY, a UNESCO City of Literature, is a college town
of 75,000 people, nearly half of them students. Located in the
heart of Iowa City, the University of Iowa (founded 1847) was
the first U.S. public university to admit women and men on an
equal basis, the first to admit students regardless of race, and
the first to confer the MFA degree (in 1940). The Iowa Writers’
Workshop (founded 1936) is one of the world’s most distinguished
creative writing programs, and is joined at the UI by
the International Writing Program and the Nonfiction Writing
Program. And by a hospital and football team, etc. ■ uiowa.edu