News 2006

December Books on the Move: Tracking Copies through Collections and the Book Trade. Annual conference on book-trade history, 1-2 December, Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London.
November Textual Scholarship and the Material Book: Comparative Approaches, Third International ESTS conference at the Institute of English Studies and the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 23-25 November 2006.
  Joint conference of The Bibliographical Society and the Royal Historical Society at the Institute of Historical Research, 6 November 2006. Please see the programme for more details.
  Books, Scrapbooks and Albums, a one-day workshop organized by the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, 4 November 2006
September Kelmscott Press Day, Saturday 23 September 2006, 11am to 5pm. A rare opportunity to see a special exhibition of inscribed, association and other selected works from the Manor's Kelmscott Press collection. £15, includes entry to the Manor's whole exhibition and garden. Tickets to be booked in advance, for timed entry to the Manor. Contact Kelmscott Manor for further information:, 01367 253348. KELMSCOTT MANOR, Kelmscott, near Lechlade, GL7 3HJ
June Seminar on Textual Bibliography for Modern Foreign Languages, 5 June 2006 at The British Library.
May IMPORTANT NOTICE: Members who have not yet applied to receive their complimentary copy of Index to the Court Books of That Stationers' Company, 1679-1717 should do so before 10 May by e-mailing the Society's administrator ( The publication is available either in book form or CD-Rom. An extra copy may be purchased for £50 for the book or £2 for the CD.
April-May James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography (2006)
Leslie Howsam (University of Windsor) will be giving this year's series of lectures on 'Historical Knowledge and British Publishers, 1850-1950: Discipline and Narrative' at 5pm at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.
25 April: Every schoolboy knows: publishing and the narrative of England¹s liberty, 1850-1863
27 April: Quality and profit: New histories of England, 1863-1880
2 May: Breaking the drowsy spell of narrative, 1880-1914
4 May: Revised histories for an age of war & revolution, 1914-1929
9 May: Knowledge in the marketplace, 1930-1950
All welcome
April On 11 April, John Hinks and Maureen Bell will present a paper on the British Book Trade Index on the web. They will describe and demonstrate the resource, discuss the research deriving from the project, and point to future research questions which BBTI might help to address. See the Society's Lecture Programme for details.
  Musical Turning Points entered at Stationers' Hall 1600-1800: An evening of Archives, Music and Refreshments, with Anthony Rooley, Evelyn Tubb and Ralph Stetzenmüller, 6 April 2006.
Book History Research Network: Study Day on Electronic Texts, 28 January, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham . Organizer: Dr Barbara Bordalejo.

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