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The Book in the Digital Age

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Book History Research Network Study Day: The Book in the Digital Age

24 October 2018 | Stanley Evernden Studio, Martin Hall, Loughborough University

This Study Day is free to attend, but registration is required. To register for a place, please email Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


10-11am Panel 1: Libraries and Archives (Chair: Giles Bergel) Alice Wickenden, Visualising the Library (Queen Mary University of London/British Library) Wim Van Mierlo, Digital Engagement in the Literary Archive (Loughborough University)

11.10-12.40 Panel 2: Questions of Materiality (Chair: Simon Rowberry) Amy Spencer, Ambient Books: Digital Literature as Ambient Experience (Bath Spa University) Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh, The Next Generation Paper Project: Revolutionizing paper and how books are read (University of Surrey) Irena Chawrilska, Liberature: E-Literature vs Hybrid Forms (University of Gdansk)

12.40-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.00 Panel 3: Digital Publishing (Chair: Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh) Joshua Schiefelbein and Antonina Puchkovskaya, Tips and Tricks on Crowdsourcing Content to Produce Quality Literature (University of Tartu and ITMO University) Ju Hee Hong, Crowd-funded books from Seoul to London (Independent) Simon Rowberry, The Ebook Imagination: Patents and the Development of Digital Publishing (University of Stirling)

3.15-4.15 Panel 4: Applied Research (Chairs Joshua Schiefelbein and Antonina Puchkovskaya) Clare Hutton, From Fan Fiction to YouTube: Navigating the Digital Literary Sphere (Loughborough University) Giles Bergel, How to Match Printing Surfaces with VGG Image Search Engine (VISE) (University of Oxford/UCL)

4.15-4.30 Closing Statements

If there is a subject which you feel would be a good theme for our Spring Study Day, please do get in touch with

Earlier Event: October 18
Baskerville in France
Later Event: October 26
David Carson