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Lives in Book Trade History

 25/11/2018 – 26/11/2018 In celebration of the 40th year of the conference series, this year's annual conference on book trade history will explore some of the most important themes and developments in this field through the eyes and experience of some of its most widely respected exponents. Leading authorities will discuss their engagement with book trade history, looking back over their own work to identify the significant influences upon them and changes in focus and research methods over time.

Sunday 26 November
10.00 – 10.30 am Registration and coffee
10.30 – 11.20 am Christopher de Hamel: Medieval Manuscripts and the Dunedin Public Library
11.20 – 11.50 am Coffee
11.50 – 12.40 pm Lotte Hellinga: A Lifetime with Early Printed Books
12.40 – 2.30 pm Buffet Lunch. During the lunch break, the Archivist of the Stationers’ Company, Ruth Frendo, will lead a tour of the new Stationers’ Company archive building.
2.30 – 3.20 pm Peter Blayney: ‘But I Digress’
3.20 – 4.10 pm Maureen Bell: From Scandalous Women to Provincial Peruke-Makers: Tracking the men and women of the English book trade
4.10 – 4.40 pm Tea
4.40 – 5.30 pm Mark Rose: Copyright and Authorship: From the courthouse to the archive
5.30 – 7.00 pm Reception at Stationers’ Hall, sponsored by Bernard Quaritch Ltd
Monday 27 November
9.30 – 10.00 am Coffee
10.00 – 10.50 am Antony Griffiths: The Development of Print Studies since World War II
10.50 – 11.20 am Coffee
11.20 – 12.10 pm Mirjam Foot: Approaches to the Study of Bookbindings: From E.P. Goldschmidt to H.M. Nixon and beyond
12.10 – 1.00 pm Dennis Rhodes: Italy, Bibliography and Myself
1.00 – 2.10 pm Lunch
2.10 – 3.00 pm David McKitterick: Becoming a Rare Books Librarian - and something more
3.00 – 3.50 pm Robin Myers and Michael Harris: Forty Years of Book Trade History

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