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The History of The Book Part 1 – 5 Sep – 17 Oct 2020
5th September – 17th October
Due to measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this session has been rescheduled from the original May-June dates and will now take place in the Autumn term.
The History of The Book Part 1
You might think of libraries being rather quiet demure places, filled with dead trees rotting slowly, but print history takes us to some quite risqué places.
Think about those second-hand copies of Lady Chatterley’s Lover of a certain vintage which fall open at a particular page.
This 5-week course of workshops will introduce you to the controversial and revolutionary History of The Book.
Week 1: 5 September 2020
Introduction + Before The Book
Week 2: 26 September 2020
Workshop / Special Collections
Week 3: 3 October 2020
The Coming of The Book
Week 4: 10 October 2020
Workshop / Typesetting
Week 5: 17 October 2020
Duration 2 hours
The History of The Book series is led by Malcolm Noble. Malcolm teaches British, European and Imperial history after 1700, and is very open-minded about what forms this might take. He has a particular interest in teaching book history and analytical bibliography.
Malcolm has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Edinburgh.