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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


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


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