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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

History of the Book Research Group

History of the Book Research Group, Contact: Dr Luke Sunderland

IMEMS runs a History of the Book Research Group, which aims to bring together Durham scholars interested in the study of the material forms of texts, including manuscripts and early printed books (production, binding, scribal practices, illumination, rubrication, annotation); the histories of bookmaking, book lending, book use and bookselling; of libraries and book collecting; of readers and reading.

Those interested in getting involved should email luke.sunderland@durham.ac.uk for further information.

History of the Book Research Group meeting

Marc Schachter (Durham), 'Lesbian Philology between Manuscript and Print: Martial’s Epigrams in Early Modern Italy, France and England'

IAS Seminar Room,10th October 2018, 12pm - 1pm.

History of the Book Research Group meeting

Adrian Green (Durham), 'Bishop Cosin's Library and the Circulation of Knowledge in the North of England, 1650-1730'

IAS Seminar Room, 21st November 2018, 1.30pm -2.30pm.

History of the Book Research Group meeting

Cancelled. 5th December 2018, 12pm - 1pm.

History of the Book Research Group Workshop

Palace Green Library, Learning Centre, 22nd February, 11am - 5pm.

Aditi Nafde (Newcastle), 'From Print to Manuscript'

Other current History of the Book research projects include:

Durham Priory Library Recreated

Team Pigment

The Scientific Study of Manuscripts

French Books and their European Readers