Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Art, has been invited to be a visiting professor for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Teachers in 2018. The multi-disciplinary seminar is titled “The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures” and will be hosted by SLCC Publication Center, a multi-function space designed to enhance learning about the publication and circulation of print and digital documents located in Salt Lake City, Utah. As described by the hosts of the summer institute, participants will “consider the history of the book from material and embodied perspectives, studying how new and old forms of book technology and circulation impact the creation of and access to humanities scholarship and knowledge.”

For her visiting lectureship, Arnar will draw from research carried out during her 2016-17 Sabbatical year as well as her 2011 book The Book as Instrument: Stéphane Mallarmé, the Artist’s Book and the Transformation of Print Culture. Other guest professors for the Institute include Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard University), Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Mara Mills (NYU), and Nicole Howard (Eastern Oregon University).

For more information and a full list of NEH summer institutes and seminars, see: https://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs.