1:30-3:00 pm | Registration, Houghton Library (Lobby)

2:00-3:30 pm | Open house, Houghton Library (2nd Floor)

3:30-5:00 pm | Registration, Harvard Film Archive (Carpenter Center, Lower Level)

5:00-6:30 pm | KeynoteHarvard Film Archive (Carpenter Center, Lower Level)

Tom Hyry (Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library)| Welcome

Henry Louis “Skip” Gates (Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University)| Opening remarks 

Jamaica Kincaid (Novelist, Essayist, and Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence, Harvard University) | Keynote 

6:30-8:00 pm | Reception, Houghton Library (Edison & Newman Room)


8:30 am – | Registration, Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute (Gymnasium)

9:00-9:30 am | Opening Session

Sarah Thomas (Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences) | Welcome

Drew Faust (President of Harvard University) | Houghton Library at 75

9:30-10:30 am | Keynote

Moderator: Susan Wyssen, Manuscript Cataloger, Houghton Library

Johanna Drucker  (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, University of California, Los Angeles)

10:30-10:50 amBreak

10:50-12:15 pm | Session: How to Care 

Moderator: John Overholt, Curator of the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Samuel Johnson and Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library

Maria Estorino (Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, University of North Carolina)

Liz Ševčenko (Director, Humanities Action Lab)

Jordan Alexander Stein (Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Fordham University) 

12:15-1:30 pm | Lunch Break (suggestions for lunch in Harvard Square)

1:30-3:00 pm | Session: Taking Care

Moderator: Leslie Morris, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library

Jarrett Drake (PhD student in cultural anthropology, Harvard University

Arthur Fournier (Bookdealer, Fournier Fine & Rare)

Michelle Habell-Pallán (Associate Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington) and Sonnet Retman (Associate Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington)

Marcyliena Morgan (Professor, Harvard University and the Director of the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute)

Chris Wilde (Co-Founder, The Queer Zine Archive Project)

3:00-3:20 pm | Break

3:20-4:45 pm | Session: I Care

Moderator: Dale Stinchcomb, Assistant Curator, Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library

Tez Clark (Harvard Class of 2018, Houghton Library/SHARP Undergraduate Fellow, 2016)

Angela Lorenz (Visual Artist)

Trevor Muñoz (Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research, University of Maryland Libraries/ Associate Director, MITH)

Jay Satterfield (Special Collections Librarian, Dartmouth College)

4:45-5:00 pm | Closing

Emilie Hardman (Symposium Committee Chair, Research, Instruction and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Houghton Library)