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Friday, July 23
12:00 PM EDT
007: The Transatlantic Appeal of Ian Fleming's James Bond

The event is free, but you need to pre-register to attend!

007: The Transatlantic Appeal of Ian Fleming's James Bond

The irrepressible James Bond is returning to the big screen soon in the film “No Time to Die.” Join us at the Transatlantic Book Fair for a panel, hosted by Fleming bibliographer and bookseller Jon Gilbert, who will be discussing Ian Fleming and his iconic character, James Bond.

  • Jon Gilbert is an English bibliophile, historian and the official bibliographer of Ian Fleming. He was educated at Caterham School and Roehampton Institute London. According to Fleming-family publisher Queen Anne Press, Gilbert is perhaps the foremost expert on the works of Ian Fleming and the literary history of James Bond.
  • Rebecca Baumann is the Head of Public Services at the Lilly Library, the rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University. In their time at the Lilly Library, they have taught over 700 one-shot instructional sessions for undergraduates, graduate students, and community groups.
  • Ajay Chowdhury was born in London and read Law at university there and in The Netherlands. For over two decades, Ajay has consulted on various motion picture, music, publishing, television and theatrical projects. Ajay has been involved with British and European feature film production in various capacities. In 2015, with Matthew Field, he co-wrote the internationally bestselling, ground-breaking Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films.
Saturday, July 24
12:00 PM EDT
From the Printed Page to the Runway

The event is free, but you need to pre-register to attend!

From the Printed Page to the Runway

Join us for a panel hosted by textile and dress historian, Rebecca Kelly, from the printed page to the runway, collecting fashion through the ages. Panelists will explore topics ranging from couture, textiles, the artistry and history of dressmaking, rare books, archival materials, and ephemera.

  • Rebecca J. Kelly is a textile and dress historian focused on the study of 18th- and 19th-century textiles and trade. She has taught courses related to the history of fashion and textiles at both Parsons and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She is author of Fashion in the Gilded Age: A Profile of Newport’s King Family in Twentieth-Century American Fashion. She also contributed numerous subject and biographical entries to the recently published Clothing and Fashion in American History: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia
  • Dr. Kate Strasdin joined Falmouth University in 2009 as an associate lecturer teaching histories and theories to students. After completing her PhD in 2013, her research was published as a book by Bloomsbury Academic in October 2017, titled Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of Queen Alexandra. She was the historical consultant for the exhibition Royal Women at the Fashion Museum, Bath in 2018 named as one of Vogue's top 12 exhibitions of the year. In 2011 she was awarded the annual Gervers Fellowship given by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. She honorary deputy curator at the Totnes Fashion and Textile Museum in Devon.

Thank You to the Fair's Cultural Sponsors

  • American Historical Print Collectors Society
  • bc burns library
  • Bibliographical Society of America
  • Book Club of California
  • California Rare Book School
  • Codex Foundation
  • CABS Minnesota
  • Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies
  • Library Company of Philadelphia
  • The Manuscript Society
  • Miniature Book Society
  • RBMS
  • Ticknor Society
  • Zamorano Club