Centre for the History of the Book

News

The latest news, upcoming events and competitions from the Centre for the History of the Book.

What the Victorians Made of Romanticism - revealed!

Professor Tom Mole’s latest book has won the Media Ecology Association’s Dorothy Lee Award. We talk to him about the book’s innovations and about how our students can engage with its themes.

The Broadview Introduction to Book History

Blackwell's Bookshop are delighted to host the launch of Tom Mole and Michelle Levy's latest book, The Broadview Introduction to Book History.

Rare Books Edinburgh 2017

The Centre for the History of the Book is pleased to support the Rare Books Edinburgh Festival 2017.

Exhibition: Photographing Wordsworth Country

Tom Mole and Tess Goodman from the Centre for the History of the Book have curated a new exhibition in the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere that showcases the connections between illustrated editions of Wordsworth and the growth of tourism in the Lake District.

MSc Receives Accreditation

The MSc in Book History and Material Culture has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Student Awarded Penguin Collectors Society Bursary

Caitlin Holton, a student on the MSc in Book History and Material Culture, has received a prestigious bursary to fund her dissertation research.

Instructional videos

The Centre for the History of the Book has produced a series of videos designed to introduce key skills for Book Historians.

Photography Competition

If you're a budding photographer and bibliophile, our Twitter photography competition could be perfect for you. The Centre for the History of the book will be holding a photo competition until the end of this semester.

The Broadview Reader in Book History

Book History has emerged as one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of study in the humanities.

Bibliographical Notes on the Zhouyi zhuanyi daquan

The oldest printed book in the University of Edinburgh Library is an early-Ming imprint dated 1440.

Centre wins IASH grant

The Centre for the History of the Book has won a grant of £30,000 from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.