VRA New England Fall Meeting: October 21, 2011

Please join us for the Fall 2011 Visual Resources Association, New England Chapter Meeting and Mini-Conference in Plymouth, New Hampshire!

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Location: Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Dates and times: Friday, October 21, 9:30am – 3:30 pm

Meeting and Mini-Conference Schedule:

  • 9:30-10:15  Welcome and light breakfast: Hage Room, Hartman Union Building (HUB)
  • 10:15 – 11:45  Visual Resources and Library Presentations, Hage Room, HUB
    • 10:15-10:30  Brown Paper Collection, Presenter: Alice Staples, Archives/Special Collections Librarian, Plymouth State University
    • 10:30-10:45  Institutional Repository Implementation, Presenter: Jen Green, Digital Projects Librarian, Plymouth State University
    • 10:45-11:45 Rethinking Space and Facilities Planning, Presenters: Jon Cartledge, Smith College; Caitlin Pereira, MassArt, Elaine Allard, Plymouth State University
  • 12-1:30pm Lunch (open to all attendees) and Business meeting (for VRA-NE members): Prospect Dining Center, Little Squam Room
  • 1:40-2:15 The Art of the Woodcut Novel: Hage Room, HUB (Coffee and dessert provided) 
    • Presenter: David A. Beronä, Dean, Library and Academic Support Services, Plymouth State University
    • About the Presenter: David A. Beronä is an international authority on the woodcut novel and wordless comics and the author of Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels, which was a First Place winner at the 2009 New York Book Show, nominated for a 2009 Harvey Award, and translated into French and Korean. He has written numerous articles and presented papers on wordless comics and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Comic Art and Image & Narrative. Beronä is the Dean of the Library and Academic Support Services and Chair of the Humanities Council at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire and on the visiting faculty at the Center for Cartoon Studies.Woodcut novels are imaginative and realistic stories told in black and white pictures that had an important impact on the development of the contemporary graphic novel.  Beronä examines early work by Frans Masereel; rediscovered books by Roger Buck; and contemporary woodcut novels by Marta Chudolinska, Stefan Berg, Megan Speer, George Walker, and Neil Bousfield. Works by these artists will be on display in the Lamson Learning Commons.  
  • 2:15- 2:45  Presentation Q & A
  • 2:45-3:30  Social Time – Enjoy coffee and dessert and catch up with your colleagues.
  • 3:30 Exhibits and Tours

Registration fee: $20 Please register here!



  • Map to visitor parking Lot 603 on campus


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Please contact Jen Green, Digital Projects Librarian and meeting coordinator if you have questions.