“We Simply Must Dress the Part”: A Bloomsday T-shirt Gallery

In addition to the great pleasures of hearing and talking about Ulysses, a Rosenbach Bloomsday brings smaller pleasures, one of which is people-watching. Government officials and philanthropists, actors and academics, artists and students, dogs and babies mingle in the crowd. Some (well, not so many of the dogs or babies) bring their own well-worn books …

Dr. Rosenbach, the First Edition of Ulysses, Smuggling and Censorship in the United States … and More Rhymes

Hello again, friends.  Judy Guston here with more info about The Rosenbach’s great Ulysses collections. I would be terribly remiss if I didn’t direct your attention to our handy Joyce Collections Guide, which you can find on our website here. Once our research library is open again, I hope you’ll feel welcome to make an appointment …

A Look At The Ulysses Manuscript

Hi there, Joyceans! This is Judy Guston, Curator and Director of Collections at the Rosenbach starting a new addition to Ulysses Every Day! This Bloomsday will be my 22nd at the Rosenbach! This year, from now through our virtual Bloomsday, my Collections teammates and I will be sharing with you some illustrated stories about the …

CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | James Joyce & Irish Authors

Date / Time

  • June 12, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Along with James Joyce’s handwritten manuscript of his modernist masterpiece Ulysses, we’ll also read and handle works by Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and more! These Irish authors have connections and influences extending from Thomas Jefferson and Moby-Dick to the present day.

CANCELLED | The Origins of Venture Capital in America

Date / Time

  • April 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

America dominated the whaling industry in the mid-1800s with three times as many whaling ships as the rest of the world combined. Our dominance came from a combination of technology, increased productivity, and proprietary knowledge. Our ships were bigger and better, and we had more precise charts. Improvements in harpoon technology led to the invention of the iron toggle harpoon. Innovation in winch technology enabled ships to be handled with fewer skilled sailors. Finally, whaling venture capitalists were innovators in employee compensation. However, fifty years on the industry was dead; the fleet having been reduced by 90%.

CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | James Joyce & Irish Authors

Date / Time

  • March 17, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Along with James Joyce’s handwritten manuscript of his modernist masterpiece Ulysses, we’ll also read and handle works by Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and more! These Irish authors have connections and influences extending from Thomas Jefferson and Moby-Dick to the present day.

Behind the Bookcase | James Joyce & Irish Authors

Date / Time

  • February 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Along with James Joyce’s handwritten manuscript of his modernist masterpiece Ulysses, we’ll also read and handle works by Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and more! These Irish authors have connections and influences extending from Thomas Jefferson and Moby-Dick to the present day.