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15 January 2014

Call for papers: Seminar on Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages, 2 June 2014

We are seeking four or five papers of approximately 30 minutes each, dealing with any aspect of printing and book production in Continental Eastern and Western Europe. Papers dealing with other aspects of historical bibliography, editing, and the history of the book and reading are also warmly invited. Accounts of work in progress or offers to introduce discussion of bibliographical interest are a long-standing feature of the seminar.

Woodcut showing a printing press and a typesetter
Detail from the title page of Arnoldus, Joannes, De chalcographiæ inventione poema encomiasticum. (Mainz, 1541) BL shelfmark G.9963.

The seminar will take place on Monday 2 June 2014 in the British Library Conference Centre; the first paper will be at 11.15 a.m. and the others after lunch, with ample time for discussion after each.

Please let us know by the end of April if you are interested in giving a paper.

Barry Taylor (barry.taylor@bl.uk) / Susan Reed (susan.reed@bl.uk)
European Studies, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

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