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April 28, 2017

ECR Training Day: Using historical matrices and printing surfaces in research

The Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has announced a training day for early career researchers (ECRs) entitled ‘Using historical matrices and printing surfaces in research’, to be held at the Senate House, London, on 1 December 2017. The training day will be convened by Dr Elizabeth Savage of the Institute of English Studies, and facilitated by Giles Bergel (Oxford) and Roger Gaskell (Roger Gaskell Rare Books).

This free, hands-on, object-based training day will introduce 10 ECRs to the research of historical matrices/printing surfaces (e.g. cut woodblocks, etched metal plates, litho stones). The emphasis is pre-1830. By analysing the objects and resulting impressions, participants will learn how to describe them; identify how they were made, used and copied; relate them to printed content; and use them as primary material in their own research. The interdisciplinary remit includes text and image, as well as decorations, initials, medicine, music, mathematical symbols, scientific imagery, and more. This event is the first application of a new research framework, which will later be published open access. Participants will learn new research skills and, through their feedback, help shape the future of research in fields related to print heritage.

Registration is free, lunch and a wine reception are provided, and transport is reimbursable up to £50. Participants must be current PhD students or have taken their PhD fewer than 10 years ago (i.e., in or after 2007). Apply online (deadline 1 September 2017) at tinyurl.com/ECRmatrices.

Posted by Francis Cave at April 28, 2017 10:59 AM