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Arthur der Weduwen wins James D. Forbes Collecting Prize

Posted August 31, 2017

Arthur der Weduwen has been awarded the James D. Forbes Prize of the University of St Andrews. The prize is awarded to a student collector who has assembled a collection of books, printed ephemera, manuscripts or photographs, tied together by a common theme. This is one of eight such collecting prizes now offered in British universities. Arthur was awarded the prize for his developing collection of the everyday books of the Dutch Golden Age. Here he describes his collection, in conversation with Project Director Andrew Pettegree. Arthur der Weduwen began collecting when he came to St Andrews to begin his M. Litt. in book history...continue reading


The Polish Ambassador at The Printed Book in Central Europe Conference

Posted August 03, 2017

The St Andrews Book Project in the School of History, along with the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, hosted its annual conference this year from 29 June to 1 July. The conference theme was on ‘The Printed Book in Central Europe’. Scholars from across Europe and America spoke on the rise of the printing press predominantly in lands east of the Holy Roman Empire. The Polish Embassy in London sponsored Polish scholars to attend the conference and the Polish Ambassador, His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki, attended the conference accompanied by his wife, Dr Jolanta Rzegocka.continue reading


Summer Internship programme 2017

Posted July 17, 2017

On Friday 14 July we said goodbye to the six interns on our established summer internship programme: Solidea Cecchinato, University of Udine, Italy; Marieke van Egeraat, Radboud University, Nijmegen; Alberto Gallerani, University of Trent; Manuel Llano, Leiden University; Lotte Savelsberg, Leiden University and Heleen Wyffels, University of Leuven...continue reading


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