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Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP)

Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing (CBCP)

Centre for book cultures and publishing

CBCP Summer School 2023 - Cultures of the book: lithography, consumption, reading


Event time: 9.00-18.00 TBC


A two-day summer school exploring how books have been made, consumed and read following the invention of lithography in the early nineteenth century. The summer school combines talks by leading scholars and practitioners with a hands-on approach using our collections and archives.


Participants will see and practice lithographic printing from stone; they will gain understanding of some the ways in which lithography transformed the ways that books are made and read, in Latin and Arabic script, and books for children.  Our publishers’ archives and collections of book-related printed ephemera (book plates, trade cards, bookmarks, publishers’ promotional material) will inform talks and sessions to support understanding through looking and questioning. Talks with examples from our printing collection will show type and typography from the past informs what readers experience today


Speakers and practitioners include Prof Michael Twyman, Dr Rathna Ramanathan, Dr Liz West, Prof Paul Luna, Dr Cătălina Zlotea, Dr Borna Izadpanah, Mr Geoff Wyeth, Dr Matthew Chambers


The enrolment fee will include all refreshments (drinks and lunches) and materials.

Attendee CategoryCost   
Standard rate£200.00[Read More]
Student rate£100.00[Read More]
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Event time: 10.30 to 17.00


Bookings for this two-day conference at the University of Reading are now open.


The conference programme can be found here: https://research.reading.ac.uk/centre-for-book-cultures-and-publishing/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2023/02/Provisional-Programme-Publishing-Anti-fascism.pdf


An in-person ticket costs £20 for standard delegates, but is free for students, postgrads, and those in precarious employment. This fee is a contribution towards catering costs.


An in-person ticket will include lunches and refreshments on both days, and the wine reception and film screening on day 1, as well as access to all keynotes, roundtables and panels.


There is no cost for a virtual ticket, which will give access to all keynotes, roundtables and panels. We regret that virtual participants will not have access to the film screening on day 1.


Please note:

If you are uncertain whether you will attend in person or virtually, please sign up for ‘in person’ to ensure that your catering costs are covered in the event that you do come to Reading.

Attendee CategoryCost   
In person (staff)£20.00[Read More]
In person (student)£0.00[Read More]
Virtual participant (staff and students)£0.00[Read More]

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