Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Timothy Barrett, Director of the UI Center for the Book, will be giving a Fulbright Lunch & Learn Seminar on Friday March 3rd, from 12:30 - 1:20pm in the 1117 University Capitol Centre. Professor Barrett will be presenting "Papermaking Path: A Fulbright Fellowship in Japan, 1975 - 1977".

Professor Barrett will share details of his memorable experiences in Japan four decades ago when he undertook two years of research on the Japanese craft of papermaking. He will also describe how he went on to a fulfilling and rewarding career as a specialist in the wider history and technique of hand papermaking. 

His current research interests are focused on 15th century European papermaking materials, techniques, and aesthetics. Barrett is the author of two books, seven videotapes, and thirty-six articles or book chapters on the history, technique, science, and aesthetics of hand papermaking. In 2009, he received a MacArthur Fellowship.

Series co-sponsors: Iowa Chapter of the Fulbright Association & UI International Programs Series coordinator: Sonia Gunderson,