Not a day passes without the future of the book being mentioned in the news. It is not always headline news. Mostly it isn’t — unless it is the launch of a new e-Reader, such as the news that came out last month that Kobo was partnering with W.H. Smith. Besides such items, there is a noticeable, steady stream of announcements, discussions, articles in the media – and particularly the social media – about the book, where it’s headed, how it’s evolving and whether it will survive.
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on November 24, 2011 at 14:36 —
The Institute of English Studies is hosting a one-day colloquum on behalf of the Book History Research Network on 25 November on "The Future Perfect of the Book".
At a moment when the rise of e-Readers foretells the end of the printed book, the founder of the Internet Archive Brewster Kahle launches an initiative for the preservation of… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on August 8, 2011 at 15:47 —
ran a story this weekend about the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC
) being held "over a barrel" about its funding. The AHRC was told by the governement in no uncertain terms that if it wanted to retain current funding levels (£100 million per annum), it was to spent a significant portion of that money on… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on March 28, 2011 at 11:19 —
The Eighth Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship will be held in association with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für germanistische Edition, Arbeitsgemeinschaft philosophischer Editionen and Fachgruppe Freie Forschungsinstitute der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung in Bern, Switzerland, from 15 - 18 February 2012.
The topic of the… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on February 18, 2011 at 9:30 —
Why a T S Eliot International Summer School?
From 9-16 July, the Institute of English Studies will host the 3rd Annual T.S. Eliot International Summer School in Senate House in the heart of Bloomsbury. The venue is adjacent to 24 Russell Square, the former offices of Faber & Faber, where Eliot conducted his life as poet, editor, and publisher for forty years. The Summer School will begin with an official opening by… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on February 10, 2011 at 14:16 —
Senate House Library has the largest collection of materials relating to the life and work of poet, playwright, critic, designer and engraver T. Sturge Moore (1870-1944). In accordance with Sturge Moore’s own wishes, his papers arrived in the Library in several tranches, the earliest being deposited in the mid-1960s. The collection (MS 978) is now fully catalogued and available for research, together with a collection of books from Sturge Moore’s personal library acquired by the Institute… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on February 7, 2011 at 14:46 —
Dates for the University of London Finnegans Wake
Research Seminar for 2010-11 have been posted on the Institute of English Studies website
. We meet in Senate House
, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
The Seminar uses the format of a "reading group", although it is not… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on September 22, 2010 at 9:48 —
The Institute of Education (London) is running a resource for research students and early-career researchers interested in offering their services for casual teaching. You can register your details on the site, so they will be directly searchable by department heads and course leaders. Please visit http://www.wouldliketoteach.org/
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on June 2, 2010 at 11:03 —
The guardian.co.uk has released a short audio slideshow
on "From Allan Lane to Amazon: The Story of Publishing in the 20th Century", with commentary by Iain Stevenson
(University College London). The slideshow accompanies his new book, Book Makers: British Publishing in the 20th Century
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on May 25, 2010 at 10:00 —
Reclamation and Representation: The Boundaries of the Literary Archive, an event at which I am speaking on 2-3 October 2010 at the University of Exeter, has launched a blog
.The conference is being put together by Lisa Stead and Carrie Smith, who are research students in the English Department there. The conference programme will be available soon, but a draft copy I have seen included papers on Edward Thomas, John Galsworthy,… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on May 21, 2010 at 15:42 —
Joe Maddrey, who attended last
year's T.S. Eliot International Summer School
at the Institute of English Studies, has posted a detailed report on his blog
. I am of course pleased with Joe's "endorsement" of the summer school, but it reminds me that the success of an event like that depends… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on March 22, 2010 at 13:00 —
As Book Reviews' Editor of Variants: the Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
, I am looking for people interested in reviewing books on textual scholarship, historical bibliography, manuscript studies and cognate subjects. A list of Books Received
can be found on the Society's website. However, i am open to… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on March 12, 2010 at 13:00 —
The new Textual Scholarship Seminar
at the Insitute of English Studies, University of London has two forthcoming sessions:
16 March -- Christopher A. Adams (SOAS), 'Returning to Parnassus: Textual Editing and New Strains in Bibliography'
The session will include a demonstration of R. Carter Hailey’s COMET optical collator. Christopher Adams has been a Lab Instructor at… Continue
Added by Wim Van Mierlo on March 11, 2010 at 15:59 —