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.

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.

Display in the Mitchell Library

The Trust’s dis­play on the Glas­gow print­ing indus­try is cur­rent­ly on show at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow, along­side an exhi­bi­tion of items from the library’s own col­lec­tions.

Talk on the Glasgow Printing Industry

On Thurs­day 20 June 2019 the Trust’s Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Helen Williams, is giv­ing a talk to coin­cide with the Mak­ing your mark dis­play at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow. She will talk about Glasgow’s print­ing indus­try high­light­ing the role of ‘every­day print’ and its rela­tion­ship with writ­ing. For more details see the Mitchell Library’s web­site.

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 […]

Robert Smail’s re-opens for 2019

The Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, re-opens for the sea­son on Mon­day 1 April. For full details of open­ing hours for this sea­son, and how to get there, see their 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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]