Accidental Historians
Jul 26

Accidental Historians

A summer school for those how found themselves working as historians by accident rather than design

Nov 4

Printers Unite!

  • The Marx Memorial Library

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.

6:00 pm18:00

Hand composition

Come and experience hand composition in the Parkside Print Room at Birmingham City University.

5:30 pm17:30

Orlando 500

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso. To celebrate this event, the Cadbury Research Library is hosting an evening of talks with an accompanying display.

9:00 am09:00

The Song of the Sans Serif

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.

4:00 pm16:00

CPHC Annual Symposium

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.

6:00 pm18:00

The Spring Wayzgoose

  • The Woodman

After the success of the Centre for Printing History and Culture's 'Winter Wayzgoose' on 2 February, we open invitations to a similar event on Wednesday 4 May between 6 and 7.30pm, also to be held at the Woodman Inn.

5:00 pm17:00

The Winter Wayzgoose

The Winter Wayzgoose is the first of a seasonal series of meetings in which researchers can present their work in an informal and supportive setting.

6:00 pm18:00

Imprinting the Centre

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the launch party of the Centre for Printing History and Culture, a joint initiative between Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham.

Sep 4

CONFERENCE: Vision Plus 2015: Information + design = performance

  • Birmingham City University

In 2015, Vision Plus will be hosted in the UK by the School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University and delivered in association with IIID and the IDA. The symposium will also coincide with an exhibition of the graphic work of Ivan Chermayeff, which will be shown in the Atrium of the venue.

9:30 pm21:30


The Centre hosted a one-day symposium, which brought together invited stakeholders, including scholars, archivists and librarians, collections managers and research students. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the Centre, initiate discussion on its composition and direction, and scope both the intellectual and tangible resources in the region.