The Centre for Printing History and Culture
Print Matters: Past, Present and Future
The Centre for Printing History and Culture is a joint initiative between Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham and consists of researchers, heritage professionals and librarians. It seeks to encourage research into all aspects and periods of printing history and culture, as well as education and training into the art and practice of printing. Please see our member pages for more information.
Here is a selection of research projects that are either run by or associated with the Centre. See CPHC Research for a full list.
The Centre for Printing History & Culture is fast approach the end of its first academic year. To mark this milestone, we will be holding a small and informal symposium/social event on Tuesday 28 June 2016 from 1600-1900 at Winterbourne House & Garden, Birmingham.
From printing types to digital typography the sans serif resonates across both page and screen; and from the advent of Caslon IV's Two Lines English Egyptian in 1816 to the present day the voice of the sans serif has greatly influenced communication.
On the 90th and 30th anniversaries of the General Strike and the Wapping Dispute, this two-day conference at the Marx Memorial Library will explore the role of printers and print as agents and vehicles of protest.
As media companies grapple with the challenges presented by digital convergence and devices such as the iPad, this talk traces the evolution of the consumer magazine industry from its inception to the modern day.
Birmingham City University and the Centre for Printing History and Culture invite applications for a doctoral studentship on 'British News after Empire'.
Birmingham City University and the Centre for Printing History and Culture invite applications for a doctoral studentship on 'Punjabi Print Culture in Post-war Britain'.