Book History Workshop at Texas A&M

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Deadline: Monday 26 February 2018.
Location: College Station
Related institutions: Texas A&M University
It is my pleasure to announce the opening of registration for the seventeenth annual Book History Workshop at Texas A&M University, scheduled to take place 3-8 June 2018. This immersive course provides the opportunity to investigate the manufacture of books during the handpress period by participating in the allied trades which produced them. Over the course of a week, participants create a complete facsimile of an eighteenth-century pamphlet by setting, correcting, and imposing type on an English common press, and then printing the book in three octavo formes. Likewise, the workshop's projects extend to other handpress-era technologies, including typecasting, papermaking, marbling, bookbinding, and illustration -- all of which employ period-accurate equipment. These experiential learning sessions are further enriched by a series of scholarly lectures which draw upon the extensive historical collections housed at Cushing Memorial Library & Archives. Together, they provide a unique opportunity for book historians, literary scholars, librarians, and interested members of the general public to learn about the history of books and printing.
Related keywords: book history, history of printing, typography