21st Century Book Historian

21st Century Book Historian

Issued: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:12:00 GMT

21st Century Book Historian Workshops: Printing

Date: 21st February

Location: University of Stirling

The 21st-Century Book Historian is a series of three events, held at the Universities of Stirling, Edinburgh and Dundee, which aim to provide PhD students with hands-on training in the History of Printing, Publishing and Authorship. 

Booking is now open for the first of these events, Printing, will be held at the University of Stirling.

Sign up here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/21st-century-book-historian-printing-tickets-41487436038‚Äč 

This event is funded by the Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) and is open to all PhD students. Funding is available to support travel to this event for students based at Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities institutions.

Draft Schedule:

12 noon: Arrival and lunch

1pm: Discussion of physical attributes of the book in the C16th/17th/18th and demonstration of the printing press, followed by hands on activities with the press (Setting, Pulling, Folding).

3:30pm: Tea

4pm: Jamie Cumby (PhD student, St Andrews) will discuss how an awareness of book history, through her work on the Material Evidence in Incunabula project, has influenced her PhD research.

4:30pm: Questions and Reflection

5.30pm: Close

This event is free, but booking is essential as spaces are limited.