‘The Iron Pulpit’: Missionary Printing Presses in British Columbia
Chelsea Horton (PhD Candidate, Department of History) has been working on a special exhibition with UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC). Now open, the exhibition -- “‘The Iron Pulpit’: Missionary Printing Presses in British Columbia” -- features materials produced on missionary printing presses in British Columbia between the 1850s and 1910s. The exhibition situates its subject in contexts of Indigenous-Christian encounter, colonialism, and print culture in the province. Together with Alicia Fahey (PhD Student, Department of English), Chelsea conducted archival, bibliographic, and secondary research, physical exhibition design and layout, and wrote the exhibition catalogue.
All are welcome to attend. The exhibition is located in RBSC, on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and is open to the public Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturday, 12pm to 5pm.
A PDF of the exhibition catalogue, which includes an introductory essay, detailed item descriptions, and a checklist of extant missionary printing press imprints, is available here. Print copies are available at RBSC.