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February 25, 2019

Cultures of the book: science, technology and the spread of knowledge

The Centre for Printing History and Culture in collaboration with the Department of Language, Literature and Modern Culture at the University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, is organising a conference entitled Cultures of the book: science, technology and the spread of knowledge, to be held on 6–7 November 2019 at AURUM in Pescara, Italy.

The conference will consider how science and technology have been deployed in book production and how the book itself has been a vehicle for the promotion of science and technology. The conference will cover all periods, regions and cultures and interpreting the ‘book’ widely to include clay tablets, codices, printed texts and electronic media. Both the physicality and culture of the book will be explored. The conference is not only looking at the word, but images as well, including woodcuts, engravings, photographs and digital images.

Proposals for twenty-minute papers and one-hour panel presentations (three panel members) on aspects of the following or related topics are welcome:

There are no conference fees. The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 April 2019. For details of how to submit a proposal see the Call for Papers page on the CPHC website.

Posted by Francis Cave at February 25, 2019 03:04 PM