Colloquium on literary commerce
The Arts and Humanities Research Council and Royal Society of Edinburgh will host a colloquium on literary commerce at the University of Edinburgh on 20 July 2015. (Published 10 December 2014)
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) will host a colloquium on literary commerce at the University of Edinburgh in July 2015.
The past twenty years have witnessed the emergence of new resources and new perspectives on the literary culture of Enlightenment in Britain.
Along with our interpretations of what it meant to be an author, reader, printer, and publisher, we are reflecting on the ways in which the arrival of new and powerful research tools have shifted our concerns—as readers, writers, teachers, researchers.
This Colloquium brings together historians from disciplines across the Humanities to consider the literary culture of the eighteenth-century trade in ideas.
Monday 20 July 2015, 8.00am
University of Edinburgh
The 50-minute sessions will feature speakers from across the United Kingdom and North America.
|Prof Barbara Benedict (Trinity College, United States of America)||"The pen has always been in their hands:" Representations of authors and audiences in 18th century British literature|
|Dr Adam Budd (University of Edinburgh)||Andrew Millar and the making of the British literary canon|
|Prof Viccy Coltman (University of Edinburgh)||Press, pen and portrait: Sir Walter Scott and the physiognomy of romanticism|
|Dr Alison Duncan (University of Edinburgh)||'Fame and ye testimony of the judicious and sensible of all nations': promoting the public author|
|Prof John Feather (Loughborough University)||Imprints revisited: interpretations and insights|
|Prof Matthew Grenby (Newcastle University)||Juvenile Antiquarianism|
|Dr Catherine Jones (University of Aberdeen)||Apollo Mathematicus: Archibald Pitcairne and the Virtuoso Culture of the Early Scottish Enlightenment|
|Dr Tom Mole (University of Edinburgh)||Celebrity and anonymity in the long 18th century|
|Prof Pamela Perkins (University of Manitoba, Canada)||All the prejudices of foreigners: creating place in early 19th century travel journals|
|Prof James Raven (University of Cambridge)||John Nourse and his Enlightenment Bookshop on the Strand, 1729-1780|
|Prof Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary University of London)||Religious publishing and religious books|
|Prof Richard B. Sher (NJIT/Rutgers University, United States of America)||'A monstrous list of expences and deductions': new light on the publication of Boswell's Life of Johnson|
|Dr Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool)||Who did they think they were? Manuscript notes and readers sses of the past in Georgian Britain|
Please register to attend via our online booking system.
Apply for a travel bursary
With the kind support of the Bibliographical Society, we have funds for two PhD travel bursaries.
If you are a PhD candidate working on any aspect of eighteenth-century studies or book history and wish to apply for travel funds, please contact Adam Budd at the email below, who will provide an application form.
All enquiries can be directed to Dr Adam Budd at the University of Edinburgh.