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Conference on twentieth century printing history – REGISTER NOW!

LAST FEW DAYS IN WHICH TO REGISTER

Registration closes shortly for the conference on twentieth century printing history at the National Print Museum, Dublin, 30 and 31 March. To avoid disappointment, purchase your ticket by Thursday 23 March.

Conference registration is by ticket purchase, by following this link. For full programme details see the Forthcoming PHS Events page.

The Printing Historical Society, the Centre for Printing History and Culture and the National Print Museum in Dublin have joined forces to organise a conference whose main focus is twentieth century printing history. Entitled From craft to technology and back again: print’s progress in the twentieth century, the conference is being hosted by the National Print Museum in Dublin on 30 and 31 March 2017. Details of the programme and how to obtain tickets will be found on the Forthcoming PHS Events page.

Printing History News 53

Printing History News 53 was issued in January 2017. See the Publications page for further information.

Journal New Series 25 published

Issue number 25 of the Society’s Journal was published in February 2017. The issue contains articles by Stan Nelson, David Bolton, Patrick Goossens, Paul Nash and Martyn Ould. See the Publications for further information.

History of chromolithography - copies still available for purchase

In 2013 the British Library and Oak Knoll Press, in association with the Printing Historical Society, published A history of chromolithography: printed colour for all by Michael Twyman. This important book has become a standard reference work on the subject. Copies of this book may still be purchased from the Printing Historical Society at a price of £75 for non-members and £40 for non-members (excluding delivery). For further details see the Publications page.

John Phillips's lithographic notebook

A facsimile of John Phillips’s lithographic notebook, with a learned transcription and commentary by Michael Twyman, was published in December 2016 by the Society. See our Publications page for further information.

Journal New Series 24 published

Issue number 24 of the Society’s Journal was published in October 2016. The issue contains articles by Michael Kassler, Vance Mead, Stephen Saxe and Alan May. See the Publications for further information.

Printing History News 52

Printing History News 52 was issued in October 2016. See the Publications page for further information.

St Bride Foundation lectures

The St Bride Foundation has announced two lectures this autumn. On 16th November 2016 the Beatrice Ward Memorial Lecture, entitled Nudity in type design & beyond, will be delivered by Dr Nadine Chahine, Lebanese type designer and legibility expert at Monotype. On 8th December 2016 Mark Ovenden, a transport design historian, will give a lecture entitled Sans Serif Britain: the role of Johnston and Gill.

See our Other events and announcements page for further details of these forthcoming lectures.

Printing History News 50 and 51

Printing History News 50 and 51 were issued in April and July 2016 respectively. See the Publications page for further information.

St Bride Library re-opens to the public on first Wednesday of the month

Starting on 6th April 2016 and thereafter on the first Wednesday of each month the St Bride Library will be open from 10 am to 8 pm. Use of the Reading Room and the 2,000 books it contains is free, but a small charge will be made to retrieve items from closed collections and to photograph or photocopy items. For further details visit the St Bride Library web page.

Journal New Series 23 published

Issue number 23 of the Society’s Journal was published in January 2016. The issue marks the eightieth birthday in 2015 of James Mosley, founding editor of the Journal and a founding member of the Society, and is largely devoted to material by him. The issue includes his translation of and commentary upon Jacques Jaugeon’s account of the typefounder’s mould and its use, as well as a selection of entries from his blog (typefoundry.blogspot.co.uk and an expanded and updated bibliography.

Printing History News 49

Printing History News 49 was issued in January 2016. See the Publications page for further information.

Grants for 2016

The Printing Historical Society is pleased to continue its research grants programme in 2016. For further details see our Grants Programme page.

Centre for Printing History and Culture

Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham, UK, have jointly launched the Centre for Printing History and Culture, to encourage research into all aspects and periods of printing history and culture, as well as education and training into the art and practice of printing. Various events are planned, details of which will be posted on our Other events and announcements page. Further information about the CPHC may be found on their website.

The Museum Enschedé has moved

The collections of the Museum Enschedé have found a new home in the archive of the Province of Noord-Holland in Haarlem. For further information contact the curator at the following address:

Noord-Hollands Archief
Attn of Mr Johan de Zoete, Museum Enschedé
P.O. Box 3006
2001 DA Haarlem
The Netherlands

E-mail: johan.de.zoete@noord-hollandsarchief.nl
Tel. +31 (0)23-5172765

The History of Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press has announced the publication of The History of Oxford University Press. Members of the Society may purchase copies at a discount. For more information see the Other events and announcements page.

Re-publication of Cambridge Christmas book

The Society has re-published the 1951 Cambridge Christmas book The Cambridge University Press collection of private press types: Kelmscott, Ashendene, Eragny, Cranach by Thomas Balston. For further details see the Publications page.

Order our publications online

You can now use an online order form to order back-issues of the Society's Journal and other publications that we have in stock. You can, of course, still place orders by contacting our Publications Officer by email. For further information on publications that are available for sale, see our Publications page.

Past issues of PHN available online

The Society is beginning to make past issues of Printing History News available for free download in PDF format, starting with the most recent issues. See the Publications page for more information and for links to the online versions.

Apply for membership online

A revised membership application form has been uploaded to the PHS website and is available both for download in PDF format and for use online. Visit our 'Join us' web page.