May 20, 2012
Contributor sought for new handbook of European printing history
On the initiative and under the auspices of the Don Juan Archiv Wien, a new Handbook is being prepared of the history of printing in Europe and the Mediterranean, with special focus on theatricalia, musicalia and Orientalia. A contributor is sought for the section on Great Britain, to provide 12,000 words specifically upon British landmarks in the history of printing of theatricalia and musicalia.
The purpose is to provide a concise but comprehensive reference source. The handbook hopes to break new ground by treating Europe and its immediate neighbours to east and south, principally the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, as a cultural whole.
The work, which is being edited by Dr Geoffrey Roper (bibliographical scholar and print historian) in London and Dr Michael Hüttler (theatrical scholar and project manager, Don Juan Archiv Wien) will focus upon the beginnings of development of printing and publishing of, inter alia, theatrical texts and libretti and musical scores. The editors will be providing contributions on Orientalia. The Handbook will be in English and is expected to be published in 2014.
Potential contributors for the Great Britain section are invited to direct enquiries for further details to Dr Roper at email@example.com.
Posted by Francis Cave at May 20, 2012 04:35 PM