Event Title

Octavofest Guest Speaker Travis McDade

Event Website

https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/octavofest/

Location

CSU Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, room 502

Start Date

10-10-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

10-10-2019 1:00 PM

Description

This Program is in partnership with Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts.

Program: Mr. McDade will begin this program with a general discussion of his research, books, and his latest project, with a primary focus on how thefts of valuable rare books have been handled by the law. This discussion will utilize the 2007, 6th Circuit case of the United States vs. Charles Thomas Allen, II, et al. , utilizing the prosecution of Allen and his colleagues for the theft of valuable rare books from the special collections library at Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) as an example of how the law handles the theft of cultural heritage objects. Law, library and information science, anthropology, museum studies, and art students will find this program of interest, as well as professionals in these fields, and other individuals who value the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Travis McDade is the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service and the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor McDade, a lawyer and a librarian, is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject: The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman; Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended it; and Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact Barbara Loomis at b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu for more information.


Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

Yes

Comments

Registration information forthcoming.

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Oct 10th, 11:30 AM Oct 10th, 1:00 PM

Octavofest Guest Speaker Travis McDade

CSU Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, room 502

This Program is in partnership with Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts.

Program: Mr. McDade will begin this program with a general discussion of his research, books, and his latest project, with a primary focus on how thefts of valuable rare books have been handled by the law. This discussion will utilize the 2007, 6th Circuit case of the United States vs. Charles Thomas Allen, II, et al. , utilizing the prosecution of Allen and his colleagues for the theft of valuable rare books from the special collections library at Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) as an example of how the law handles the theft of cultural heritage objects. Law, library and information science, anthropology, museum studies, and art students will find this program of interest, as well as professionals in these fields, and other individuals who value the preservation of our cultural heritage.

Travis McDade is the Curator of Law Rare Books and Associate Professor of Library Service and the University of Illinois College of Law. Professor McDade, a lawyer and a librarian, is the country’s foremost expert on crimes against rare books, maps, documents, and other printed cultural heritage resources. He is the author of three books on the subject: The Book Thief: The True Crimes of Daniel Spiegelman; Thieves of Book Row: New York’s Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Ended it; and Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library.

Refreshments will be served.

Contact Barbara Loomis at b.i.loomis@csuohio.edu for more information.


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