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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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The Inaugural Durham History of the Book Conference: Bibliophilia and Bibliophobia

29th June 2020, 09:00, Durham University

29-30 June 2020, Online, Durham

This 2-day conference on ‘Bibliophilia and bibliophobia’ in the medieval and early modern history of the book will feature papers on the following themes: books and the emotions (books as objects or expressions of fear, hate, love, friendship, enmity…); books and devotion or obsession; book acquisition, book collecting and libraries; book burning and the destruction of books and the banning of books and censorship.

Plenary speakers:

Deborah McGrady (University of Virginia)

Ada Palmer (University of Chicago)

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