Organised by The Open University’s Book History and Bibliography Research Group, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London.
Venue: Room G37 (Ground Floor, Senate House), Senate House, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU. Tel: 0207 8628675
Organiser: Dr Shafquat Towheed, Open University.
[If you are interested in giving a paper please contact Dr Shafquat Towheed.]
The next seminar will be on the 17 March 2010, and will feature Mike Esbester, Paul Dobraszczyk, and Paul Stiff (University of Reading).
‘Interactions with information: designing and reading in everyday life, 1815-1914’
Paul Stiff is Principal Investigator and Mike Esbester and Paul Dobraszczyk are Postdoctoral Researchers at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading. They work on the AHRC-funded project, ‘Designing information for everyday life, 1815-1914.’ Paul Stiff, who worked in book published before returning to the academy, edited Information Design Journal 1985-2000 and in 1996 founded the annual series Typography Papers, which he still edits. Paul Dobraszczyk is the author of Into the Belly of the Beast: Exploring London’s Victorian Sewers (Spire Books, 2009) and has published many articles on Victorian visual culture. Mike Esbester is a social historian, and has recently published articles in Book History and the Journal of Design History; he completed his doctoral thesis at the University of York, on twentieth-century safety education and railway safety.