Conference – “Book Trade History in the Digital Age”

Book Trade History in the Digital Age

24th July at Chetham’s Library, Manchester

Reservations: http://www.bookhistory.org.uk/print-networks/events

Programme

  • 09.45 Arrival and registration (tea and coffee available)
  • 10.15 Welcome (Michael Powell)
          The British Book Trade Index: moving on (Maureen Bell and John Hinks)Session 1: Developing resources


  • 10.45 Helen Vincent and Anette Hagan (NLS) The Scottish Book Trade Index: past, present and future
  • 11.15 Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill (Reading), On building the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP): scholarly adventures in the digital world
  • 11.45 Break (tea and coffee available)Session 2: Mapping trade networks
  • 12.00 Matthew Stallard (Manchester) An Overview of Historical GIS and its Potential Uses in Book Trade History
  • 12.30 Maximiliaan van Woudenberg (Sheridan Institute of Technology, Ontario), Digitising International Book Trade Networks: the geospatial and temporal mapping of English texts abroad
  • 13.00 LunchSession 3: The critical researcher
  • 14.00 Angela McShane (V&A), Upsides, Downsides and Broadsides in the Digital Archive
  • 14.30 Lisa Peters (Chester), Opening up the World’s News (and no longer having to wrestle with a microfilm): online newspaper archives in the digital age
  • 15.00 John Lavagnino (King’s College London), The Rarity of the Thomason Tracts
  • 15.30 Break (tea and coffee available)Session 4: Round table discussion
  • 15.45 Digital resources for book trade history: what do we want and how do we get there?
    with
    Anthony Mandal (Cardiff), Sharon Howard (Sheffield), Giles Bergel (Oxford), Julianne Simpson (Manchester)
  • 16.45 End of day

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