Centre for the History of the Book
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Established in 1995, the Centre aims to promote research into the production, circulation and reception of published material from manuscripts to electronic texts.

Alberto Manguel

This year's Centre for the History of the Book Public Lecture will be given by Alberto Manguel on how dictionaries have shaped and guided his reading.

Adam's Task: A Dictionary Story​

MSc students of the Centre for the History of the Book

MSc

The CHB runs the MSc in Book History and Material Culture, which trains students to unite theory and practice.

Student reading a book in the Main Library

At a moment when what counts as ‘reading’ is controversial once again, the ‘Reading beyond Reading’ colloquium puts reading back into question.

Professor Anthony Grafton

These twinned symposia brought together leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic working on book history, media, literature and digital humanities.

People at the Centre for the History of the Book

Directory of staff, students and affiliates of the Centre for the History of the book.

Books on shelves

A list of works by people affiliated with the Centre on the topics of Bibliography, Book History, and Literary Criticism.