Sponsored by The Ticknor Society
March 21 6:00pm EST
For our March 21st meeting, all members and friends of The Ticknor Society are invited to join in an online, interactive conversation from “The Collector’s Corner.” Over fifty years ago, while in high school, Tim Weiskel began acquiring, reading and re-reading books to help him make sense of the world. While he did not start out as a “book collector” he has ended up decades later having accumulated numerous books, maps, postcards and other ephemera relating to Africa and the history of its interaction with the wider world.
By way of background for “The Collector’s Corner” online conversation on March 21st, Ticknor members and friends are urged to view and consider the video “Book Collecting at the End of Empire… & The Beginning of THE REVOLUTION”: https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/2023/02/21/from-the-ticknor-society-the-collectors-corner-book-collecting-at-the-end-of-empire/. Other videos and links listed on the webpage may be helpful as well to get a sense of the context, history, and evolution of this collection over the decades.
Although Tim’s collection focuses on specific aspects of European intrusions in African history and culture, his experiences as a “collector” may well strike a resonant chord with those you may have had in widely different realms or circumstances. “The Collector’s Corner” is intended for us all to share a conversation about the rewards and frustrations of becoming a book collector—or, for that matter, a librarian, a conservator, a bookseller, or any of the range of other interests that book lovers share in The Ticknor Society. For this reason, we hope that whatever your experience has been, you will all join us online for this “Collector’s Corner” conversation.
The Collector’s Corner with Tim Weiskel
Tuesday, March 21st, 6pm ET