Talk on printing in Edinburgh

The Trust’s Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Helen Williams is giv­ing a talk on the print­ing indus­try in Edinburgh’s Old Town at Gladstone’s Land in the Lawn­mar­ket on Thurs­day 4 July. For more details, and how to book see the Nation­al Trust for Scotland’s web­site.

Technologies of print in Asia

A con­fer­ence on the his­to­ry of print­ing tech­nolo­gies in South and South­east Asian print­ing his­to­ry has been announced, to be held at the Roy­al Asi­at­ic Soci­ety in Lon­don, on Tues­day 26 March 2019. The con­fer­ence will focus on mate­ri­als, process­es, prac­tices, as well as on labour­ers, tin­ker­ers, entre­pre­neurs and oth­er indi­vid­u­als in the his­to­ry of […]

Conference on post-war printing

Paper pro­pos­als are invit­ed for an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ence, to be held at Oxford on 10–11 Octo­ber 2019, on post-war print­ing — cov­er­ing all aspects of 20th-cen­­tu­ry bib­li­og­ra­phy, print­ing his­to­ry, typo­graph­ic his­to­ry, print cul­ture, social and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry. For full details and how to sub­mit a pro­pos­al — dead­line 19 April 2019 — see the web­site […]

Exhibition at Merchiston Campus Library

Part of the Trust’s exhi­bi­tion on the her­itage of the print­ing indus­try in Scot­land is now on dis­play in the library at Edin­burgh Napi­er University’s Mer­chis­ton Cam­pus. The dis­play fea­tures images from the Edward Clark Col­lec­tion which con­sists of around 5,000 items illus­trat­ing the devel­op­ment of the book from the 15th cen­tu­ry.

Tour of St Brides

Tour the print­ing work­shop, his­toric rooms, and library at St Brides Foun­da­tion. On 27 Feb­ru­ary 2019 at 4pm you can view some of the items in the library’s spe­cial col­lec­tion, and learn more about the Foun­da­tion and its sig­nif­i­cant place in the illus­tri­ous his­to­ry of the print­ing press trade. Per­fect for design­ers, print­mak­ers, or just […]

Poetics of print

The Poet­ics of Print is a one-day sym­po­sium tak­ing place on Thurs­day 21 Feb­ru­ary at Win­ter­bourne House, Uni­ver­si­ty of Birm­ing­ham, which brings togeth­er speak­ers work­ing across a range of dis­ci­plines. For more details of the speak­ers and how to book, see the web­site of the Cen­tre for the His­to­ry of Print­ing and Cul­ture.

Broadside Day 2019 in Glasgow

This year’s annu­al Broad­side Day is to be held at Strath­clyde Uni­ver­si­ty in Glas­gow on Sat­ur­day 23 Feb­ru­ary 2019. The day will cov­er a range of top­ics, from songs of England’s Queen Eliz­a­beth I to wood blocks used in New­cas­tle chap­books col­lec­tions, but will also fea­ture a num­ber of papers on Scot­tish bal­lads and writ­ers. […]

Tour the Dundee Print Studio

The Print Stu­dio at Dundee Con­tem­po­rary Arts runs reg­u­lar tours on Thurs­days and Sat­ur­days. They are a per­fect pre­cur­sor to doing a course or becom­ing a reg­is­tered user — or for any­one who has always won­dered what hap­pens in the stu­dio. DCA Print Stu­dio hous­es every­thing from a Vic­to­ri­an relief press to 3D print­ers and […]

St Bride’s Library opening in February

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 6 Feb­ru­ary and Wednes­day 20 Feb­ru­ary from 12 noon – 8pm. The library is open on the first and third Wednes­day of each month. Please email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. […]

Conference on printed ephemera

Paper pro­pos­als for a con­fer­ence on Dregs, dross and debris: the art of tran­sient print, 9–10 July, 2019 at Liv­er­pool John Moores Uni­ver­si­ty should be sub­mit­ted by 31 Jan­u­ary 2019. Con­tri­bu­tions on all peri­ods of print from ear­ly mod­ern to the present are wel­come. For full details of the con­fer­ence and con­tact details see the […]