Centre for the History of the Book

Past conferences

Recent conferences at the Centre for the History of the Book.

Bite-Sized Book History

Glasses on a pile of books
The Centre for the History of the book invites you to Bite-Sized Book History, a mini conference organised by students of the MSc in Book History and Material Culture.

The Blackwood's Bicentenary

The Tent
On the 200th anniversary of what remains one of the boldest launches in British periodical history, we will return to the scene of Blackwood’s founding for two days of debate about Maga’s highs and lows and its enduring legacies in literary, cultural, and political history.

Symposium: Reading beyond Reading

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.

& the rest is book history

And the rest is book history conference title
Which books? What histories? Find out at the mini-conference where MSc Book History students will present their current research.

Conference: Communities of Communication II - Call for Papers

Information on the conference on the 10-11 September 2015.

Symposium: Books and/as New Media

For the last 500 years, printed books have been the default means of circulating knowledge. In the last 15 years, this has ceased to be the case.

Conference: Unbound

A mini-conference presented by the MSc for Material Cultures and the History of the Book.

Conference: Creativity and Commerce in the Age of Print

Information on the conference hosted by the Centre for the History of the Book on 26 July 2014.

Conference Gallery: Creativity and Commerce in the Age of Print

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