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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


Saskia Limbach appointed to distinguished fellowship at the Max Planck Institut

Posted December 18, 2015

We are delighted to announce that our very own Saskia Limbach won the JEV-Fellowship for European Administrative History at the Max Planck Institut for legal history in Frankfurt am Main. This fellowship will allow her to complete work on her thesis and work on the transition to publication. The institute is very interested in Saskia’s research and thus also invited her to work in Frankfurt for 3 months in late 2016...continue reading


Incunabula Workshop with Falk Eisermann

Posted November 30, 2015

Early last week, on 16 and 17 November, incunabula expert Falk Eisermann visited St Andrews to give a two-day workshop on early printed books in Europe. Dr Eisermann has been head of the Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (Union Catalogue of Incunabula) at the Berlin State Library since 2007 and enjoys an outstanding reputation amongst scholars of early printed books...continue reading


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