Centre for Printing History and Culture
In 2015 Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham, UK, jointly launched the Centre for Printing History and Culture (CPHC), 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. As well as collaborating with the Society on joint events, such as the conference on twentieth century printing history in Dublin, March 2017, CPHC organises regular events of its own, details of several of which are posted on our Other events and announcements page. Further information about the CPHC may be found on their website.
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.
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.
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:
Attn of Mr Johan de Zoete, Museum Enschedé
P.O. Box 3006
2001 DA Haarlem
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.