Earle Havens

Earle Havens is the Curator of Rare Books at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University, which includes the collections of the Eisenhower, Peabody and Garrett rare book libraries in Baltimore. His work concentrates on the history of the book, print and manuscript culture from the late Middle Ages to the eighteenth century in Europe and Britain. His most recent work has focused on surreptitious printing, scribal practice and book smuggling within the Roman Catholic underground in Elizabethan England.

Havens has served as curator of a dozen major rare book, manuscript and museum exhibitions, and has taught courses on the history of the book, and on European cultural and religious history more generally, at Yale University, Wesleyan University and the New School University.