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June 6, 2008

At A Glance

Enrollment open for Osher Institute's Shakespeare workshops

Enrollment is open for two workshops offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI Center on Aging and the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival in Iowa City, part of the festival's summer productions of "The Comedy of Errors" and "The Winter's Tale."

The "Winter's Tale" workshop will be held Thursday, June 26, and the "Comedy of Errors" workshop will be held Saturday, July 12. Each workshop begins at 4 p.m. and includes a class with Shakespeare Festival company members, a backstage tour, a "Green Show" performance and tickets to the evening's production. Enrollment is $60 for each session.

For registration and additional information visit or contact Julie Bobitt at 319-384-4222.

Book artists, medieval scholars convene in UI summer seminar June 3-13

The 2008 Obermann Summer Research Seminar, "Medieval Manuscript Studies and Contemporary Book Arts: Extreme Materialist Readings of Medieval Books," is being held June 3-13 at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies on the University of Iowa's Oakdale Campus. Jonathan Wilcox [photo available], UI professor of English, is directing the program that brings together 12 scholars from the United States and Canada.

Experts from the UI Center for the Book are leading discussions on bookbinding, historical papers and the insights of a working scribe. UI participants include: Constance Berman, UI Department of History; Tim Barrett and Cheryl Jacobsen, UI Center for the Book; and Gary Frost, UI Library conservator.

For more information contact Diana Baculis, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, at 319-335-4360 or


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