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.
Historians generally credit Napoleon with introducing the printing press to the Arab world when he invaded Egypt in 1798.
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.
On 17 October, 1960, the News Chronicle, a liberal daily that opposed fascism and stood for peace and reconciliation in international affairs, was sold to and absorbed by the Daily Mail.
The topographical views of the eighteenth century lend themselves to minute exploration, especially digitised images that can be zoomed into and enlarged onscreen.
The Centre for Printing History & Culture is delighted to be working with two of its partners, the Printing Historical Society, UK and the National Print Museum, Dublin in hosting a two day conference entitled From Craft to Technology and Back Again: prints progress in the twentieth century.