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Arthur der Weduwen Wins National Award

Posted November 29, 2016

USTC Associate Editor Arthur der Weduwen has been awarded the 2016 Elsevier/ Johan de Witt prize. The prize, awarded at a ceremony in Utrecht on 26 November, is offered annually for the best dissertation at Master’s level on a subject related to the Dutch Golden Age. Arthur won the prize for his St Andrews M.Litt. dissertation on the ‘Development of the Dutch Press in the Seventeenth Century’. This is the first time the prize has been awarded to a dissertation written at a university outside the Netherlands. Arthur has now developed this work on early Dutch newspapers into a full critical analysis and bibliography, which will be published by Brill in two volumes in 2017. For details of the launch event, which will take place on 11-12 May 2017 in Amsterdam, contact adw7@st-andrews.ac.uk.continue reading


Book History Sessions at the 2017 Renaissance Society of America Conference

Posted April 21, 2016

It was a huge pleasure to be able have so many excellent sessions in our discipline group at Boston. I am now beginning the process of soliciting sessions for next year’s meeting in Chicago, 30 March – 1 April 2017. As discipline representative I am permitted to submit five sessions which are automatically accepted for the programme. I would be very happy to receive proposals for these sessions. continue reading


New Collections in the Library of the Written Word

Posted January 13, 2016

Over the coming months the Library of the Written Word will publish a series of important new collections, that together showcase dynamic developments in the expanding discipline of book history. In April we publish News Networks in Early Modern Europe, the fruits of a five year project directed by Joad Raymond and sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust. The project sponsored a series of workshops in various major European news centres, culminating in a major international conference in London. The volume, consisting of thirty-five contributions, will also, thanks to the generosity of the Leverhulme Trust, be available on Open Access. continue reading


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