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Conference Report: Collaborative Book Production Study Day


Conference Report: Collaborative Book Production Study Day – 21st April 2017 Radcliffe Humanities, Oxford

Image credit: “Metamorphosis” A four panel manuscript in colour ink wash, circa 1800. Reproduced from the original in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library by PennState University Libraries

Image credit: “Metamorphosis” A four panel manuscript in colour ink wash, circa 1800. Reproduced from the original in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library by PennState University Libraries

This study day, organised in conjunction with doctoral student Sarah Laseke, brought together scholars from across the UK and Europe to discuss different aspects of collaborative book production. Spanning the period between 1200-1900, we enjoyed a varied and lively set of papers exploring both the content and the materiality of collaboratively produced works. We heard fascinating research on subjects as diverse as manuscript production, homemade juvenile literature, embroidered bindings and extra illustration, and were introduced to ongoing projects on the book trade in medieval Bologna, Icelandic manuscript collation and the library of Nicholas Crouch.

We hope to publish conference proceedings over the coming months, but as the event was live tweeted @bookhistory you can get a flavour of the event through our tweet archive on Storify.

Earlier Event: April 21
Collaborative Book Production