Past Event

Mark Kurlansky: The History of Paper

Mark Kurlansky, Author, Cod, Salt, and Paper: Paging Through History

For the past two millennia, paper has been one of the simplest pieces of human technology. It has formed the foundation of civilizations and promoted revolutions. It has also been essential to the development of education, commerce, arts, religion, and language. But what will we start to lose as we continue to move toward a paperless society?

Kurlansky traces the evolution of paper and explains why paper will never go out of style.

May 25, 2016

Location: Schultz Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 nonmembers, $12 members, $8 students (with valid ID); Premium (includes priority seating and a copy of the book): $50 nonmembers, $40 members
Notes: In partnership with the Oshman Family JCC; photo by Sylvia Plachy