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Leafing Through the History of the Book

Hay Independence Celebrations 2018

The Globe at Hay
Wednesday 4 April 2018, 13:00–16:00
Eben Muse
Eben Muse
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Hay Independence Celebrations 2018

Members of the Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book will be presenting an afternoon of presentations and workshops as part of the second annual Hay Independence Celebrations in Hay-on-Wye. Join us in a day of celebration of the book. Our Centre's purpose is twofold: to enhance and broaden our understanding of the book's place within cultural, social and economic practices, and to develop our understanding of the material book as cultural commodity, conveyor of knowledge, and object of desire. Using items from within our University library, we will consider how books cross borders, as we leaf through the history of the book.

12.00 am Sue Niebrzydowski, ‘In the Palm of Her Hand: The Medieval Reader of Bangor MSS/ 3, a Fifteenth-Century Book of Hours’

12:30 am Michael Durrant, ‘“Printing is like a good Dish of Meat”: Writing the history of the press in early modern England’

1.00– 2.00pm LUNCH BREAK

2.00 pm Carol Tully, ‘Postcards from North Wales, England. Nineteenth-century European Travellers and the Discovery of Wales’

2.30pm Eben Muse, ‘Fantasies of the Bookstore’

3.00 – 4.00pm Lyle Skains, ‘The Book in Cyberspace: Digital Innovations in Publishing and Bookselling