Centre for the History of the Book

& the rest is book history

Within three panels, nine speakers will talk for fifteen minutes each, covering a variety of subjects from Medieval books of hours, Roald Dahl illustrations, bird books, Rebel Inc. magazines, bibliomania, centennial commemorations, William Blake, Hugh MacDiarmid before Hugh MacDiarmid, and the nineteenth-century ‘New Woman.’

So if you’re interested in bagpipe-playing monkeys, men kissing books, and the ‘Book that No One Read,’ come along to this half-day conference. Everyone is welcome.


Time Title Speaker
1.00-2.15pm Materiality  

‘William Blake at the Edge: Critique and its Chimeras’

Alejandro Cathey

‘From 2016 to 2017: Copernicus to Gray’

Colin Smith

‘Bibliographic Sociability: The Relations of “Book Men” in the Nineteenth Century’

Chloe Elder
2.15-2.30pm Break  
2.30-3.45pm Words and Images  
  ‘Unclean Apes, Fierce Lions, and Hunters Blowing their Horns: Text and Border Decoration in Late Fifteenth-Century Books of Hours from the Diocese of Utrecht’ Laura Keizer

‘“Eye knowledge”: The Drive for Verisimilitude that Changed Nineteenth-century Publishing’

Susan Horne

‘Roald Dahl’s Lost Friends: The Forgotten Illustrators of The World’s #1 Storyteller’

Caitlin Holton
3.45-4.00pm Break  
4.00-5.15pm Magazines  

‘Short story Representations of the ‘New Woman’ in Woman at Home Magazine’

Emma Raymond

‘Modernism in Montrose: The Early Self-published Periodicals of C. M. Grieve’

Benedict Jones-Williams

‘The Cultural and Political Impact of Rebel Inc Magazines, 1992-1995’

Lucy Mertekis


And the rest is book history conference title

& the rest is book history

Which books? What histories? Find out at the mini-conference where MSc Book History students will present their current research.

Screening room (G.04)
50 George Square