Earle Havens

curator of rare books and manuscripts, scholar
Earle Havens

Earle Havens is a curator of rare books and manuscripts, and a scholar of the history of books from the ancient world to the 18th century. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University on the history of books, libraries, and bibliophilia. He is especially interested in two areas of work in recent years: (1) the history of forgery in books, literature, and learning; and (2) the history of how people wrote into the margins of their books and recorded their reading experiences from the Renaissance to the modern era.