IES Annual Lecture in the history of the book

Members attending

Elizabeth Savage

Scientific meeting

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Takes place on: Thursday 1 February 2018.
Location: London
Related institutions: Institute of English Studies
Johannes Gutenberg printed the first book, the Gutenberg Bible, around 1455. Over 500 years later, his invention still shapes how we communicate. But what did his press look like? How was it made? And how did it work? To relaunch the IES Annual Lecture in the History of the Book, this event gives participants the rare opportunity to learn how Alan May (Reading) and Martin Andrews (Reading) reverse-engineered and rebuilt Gutenberg's invention, and then stand in Gutenberg's footsteps to print a take-away keepsake themselves on the replica Gutenberg Press. Raphaƫle Mouren (Warburg) will respond. The event is followed by a wine reception and keepsake printing at the Gutenberg Press, and it coincides with an exhibition of fifteenth-century books at Senate House Library.
Related keywords: book history, material bibliography, printed books