I thought as I was in a blogging mood I would share some details of a few lectures in and around Senate House that I think I'll be attending. Hope people can join me- it looks really sad going to these things on your own- even though I do!
See you soon,
(11th February- Wednesday)
Open University Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar SeminarVenue: Room 273 (ST)Time: 17:30 - 19:30Speakers: Claire Parfait (Université Paris 13), 'Transatlantic Publishing and the Anti-Slavery Debate, 1840s-1850s'Claire Parfait is Professor of American studies, as well as book history, at the University of Paris 13. She has co-directed two works dealing with book history: "Histoire(s) de livres: le livre et l'édition dans le monde Anglophone" (Cahiers Charles V, no. 32, 2002), and "Au bonheur du feuilleton" (Paris Créaphis, 2007).She is the author of "The Publishing History of Uncle Tom's Cabin" (Ashgate, 2007).
(10th March- Tuesday)
History of Libraries Research Seminar SeminarVenue: Room NG16Time: 17:30 - 19:30Speakers: David McKitterick (Trinity College Library, Cambridge), 'Waste management or selling the family silver?: libraries and the second-hand book trade since the 16th century'
(25 March- Wednesday)
Open University Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar SeminarVenue: Room 273 (ST)Time: 17:30 - 19:30Speakers: Amy Flanders (Institute of English Studies), 'Sharing the World: how British and American publishers negotiated the international Anglophone book trade, 1940-1960'Amy Flanders studied history at the University of California, Berkeley, and book history at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, before completing a doctorate at Oxford, where her thesis examined the British publishing industry during the Second World War. In 2004 she was awarded the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Fellowship in Historical Documentary Editing, in which capacity she worked with the Margaret Sanger Papers Project at New York University; "The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger: Volume 2: Birth Control Comes of Age, 1928-1939", was published last year by the University of Illinois Press. Dr Flanders now holds a postdoctoral fellowship with the History of the Oxford University Press project at the Institute of English Studies.
(31 March- Tuesday)
History of Libraries Research Seminar SeminarVenue: Room NG16Time: 17:30 - 19:30Speakers: Peter Hoare (formerly of University of Nottingham Library), 'Library practices and policies in the British Zone of Occupation, 1945-50'