Centre for the History of the Book

Doctoral Training Workshops 2015

The CHB ran a series of workshops as part of a training programme for doctoral students at the University of Stirling, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Dundee.

The Centre for the History of the Book, with colleagues in Stirling and Dundee, has received a grant from the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities to provide training workshops for doctoral students researching topics in the field of book history.

Drawing on the strengths of the three participating institutions, this training will give doctoral students studying at Scottish universities a robust foundation in scholarly methods and technical skills of book history. The workshops will provide students with the opportunity to discuss varied approaches to their own methodological questions. Each will focus on a specific area of the field: the history of reading, bibliography, and print and digital cultures.

The workshops will be led by Dr Katie Halsey (University of Stirling), Dr Tom Mole (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Daniel Cook (University of Dundee) with visiting speakers including Dr Rosalind Crone (Open University), Prof Nicholas Halmi (University of Oxford), Dr Anouk Lang (University of Edinburgh), Dr Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University), and Dr Jonathan Wild (University of Edinburgh).

The training programme will also include a visit to Scotland’s oldest public library at Innerpeffray, where staff will offer tailored training on library history and the handling of rare books.

Finally, a series of instructional videos will be produced, hosted on the CHB website, and participants will contribute to a dedicated blog hosted at the University of Dundee’s Centre for Scottish Culture:


This training is free of charge for all doctoral students studying at Scottish universities. Students will be provided with lunch and compensated for travel costs. See the links to the right for more information on each workshop.