Hello all! My name is Sam Bellinger and I am a first year master’s student in the LIS stream doing the Book History and Print Culture program collaboratively. I did my B.A. here at U of T in English and Spanish and was lucky enough to have an assistantship at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (within the E.J. Pratt library) where I was first exposed to the the world of rare books! I worked on several research projects there and you can see some photos from one here:
I’ve been enamoured with early modern print ever since and am really looking forward to incorporating ideas about the future of the book into my education on its history.

I was a member of Professor Galey’s Analytical Bibliography class last semester which provided a wonderful foundation for thinking about how to describe and analyze digital artifacts by drawing on the same traditions of bibliography found in book history, while also incorporating different methods from media studies. I’m looking forward to gaining theoretical skills for thinking about digital texts alongside the practical skills needed for dealing with this content.

Nice to meet you all!