The group holds an annual research seminar series with the Institute of English Studies, University of London, to which both part- and full-time research students are invited to contribute, and which anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The Spring 2017 seminar series is on the theme of 'Literature and Copyright' and is being organised jointly by Dr Johanthan Gibson and Dr Edmund King; full details will be available shortly.
The 2015-2016 seminar series was 'Travelling Books and Readers in the Long Eighteenth Century'. The 2014-15 seminar series was 'Paper, Pen and Ink 2: Manuscript Cultures in the Age of Print', a sequel to the 2013-14 series, ‘Paper, Pen and Ink: Manuscript Cultures in Early Modern England’. In 2012 the seminar theme was 'Documents of Shakespearean Performance: Stage, Page, and Manuscript in Early Modern England'. The 2011 seminar series was on the theme of ‘Reading and the First World War’. You can find further details on the RED blog. Previous seminar series have explored the history of reading (2010), transatlantic publishing (2008-2009), publishing science (2007-2008), publishing periodicals (2006-7), readers and reading (2005-6), and publishing in the First World War (2004-5). Several papers presented at the 2004-5 series have been included in a published volume edited by Mary Hammond and Shafquat Towheed, Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). The seminar series present work in progress by leading scholars in the field, as well as supporting the research of members of the Book History Research Group, especially early career researchers. Speakers wishing to offer papers for the 2016-17 seminar series are welcome to contact members of the Research Group. Seminars are free to attend and do not require prior registration.
Confirmed dates and speakers for 'Literature and Copyright', Spring 2017.