The University of Iowa

Fulbright Lunch and Learn Mar. 3 - 'Papermaking Path'

February 16th, 2017
Timothy Barrett

Timothy Barrett

The Fulbright Lunch & Learn seminar series continues with "Papermaking Path: A Fulbright Fellowship in Japan, 1975-1977," featuring guest speaker Timothy Barrett, director of the Center for the Book and professor in the UI School of Library and Information Science. This event will take place Friday, March 3, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre.

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.

This event is free and open to the public - bring a brown bag lunch and a friend and come prepared to learn!

This series is co-sponsored by the Iowa Chapter of the Fulbright Association and UI International Programs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Karen Wachsmuth in advance at, or 319-335-1436.