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Book Trade History Conference 2017

 26/11/2017 – 27/11/2017 This year’s annual conference on book trade history will explore ways in which gender
has shaped the organization as well as the output of the trade from the early modern
period to the recent past. Issues relating to the management and practice of printing
and bookselling will be set alongside shifts in the patterns of demand, ownership and
readership, as men and women maintained or redefined their mutual roles in business
and employment, as well as in society at large.

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PROGRAMME

Sunday 26th November

10.00 – 10.30 am Registration and coffee
10.30 – 11.45 am Sara Pennell: Hannah and her sisters? The development of the market for
household manuals, c. 1660-1750
11.45 – 12.15 pm Coffee
12.15 – 1.30 pm Helen Smith: Gender and identity in the early modern book trades
1.30 – 3.00 pm Buffet Lunch. During the lunch break, Robin Myers, Archivist Emeritus, will give
a brief talk about the history of the Hall and Andrea Cameron, Stationers’ Company Honorary
Librarian, will lead a tour of the building.
3.00 – 4.15 pm Mirjam Foot: ‘The property of a lady’: women as owners of fine bindings
4.15– 4.45 pm Tea
4.45 – 6.00 pm Laurence Worms: Women in the Rare Book Trade 1880-1920
6.00 – 7.00 pm Reception at Stationers’ Hall, sponsored by Bernard Quaritch 

Monday 27th November

09.30 –10.00 am Coffee
10.00 – 11.10 am Caroline Bowden: The nuns of the English convents in exile and their
books: connections between the communities and the book trade 1600-1800
11.10 – 11.40 am Coffee
11.40 – 12.50 pm Anne Lawrence: Progressive Steps: The early women of the Bodleian
Library, Oxford
12.50 – 1.50 pm Lunch
1.50 – 3.00 pm Marianne Van Remoortel: Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural
Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920
3.00 – 3.45 pm Michael Harris: The Nutt family at work; gender and geography in the London
book trade, 1690 to 1750
3.45 – 4.00 pm End of formal proceedings. Michael Harris will lead a walking tour of book-trade
sites, lasting about 45 minutes and ending in a local pub.

Talk by Rick Gekoski

 29/11/2017 – 29/11/2017 Organised by the University of London Society of Bibliophiles.
Full details and bookings on the Society’s Blog.
29th November 2017, 6-9pm
Lock Keeper’s Cottage, London, E1 4PD

PBFA Bloomsbury Christmas Book Fair

 02/12/2017 – 02/12/2017 Thousands of beautiful, rare collectable and quirky books, prints, photographs and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit every enthusiast.  We welcome collectors old and new to join us for this special festive treat.
Organized by: PBFA
Address: Holiday Inn Bloomsbury Coram Street WC1N 1HT
Town: London
Opening hours: 10.30 - 4.30
Contact: PBFA Office
Phone: 00441763248400
E-mail: andrewsaidi54@gmail.com or mayflyephemera@msn.com
Website: www.pbfa.org

ABA Christmas Party

 06/12/2017 – 06/12/2017 Open to all members and their guests, the ABA's famous Christmas extravaganza Maggs Bros
48 Bedford Square
London
WC1B 3DR

6-8pm
 

ABA-IES Seminar: Student Bibliophiles

 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2018 Harriet Rix (University of Cambridge) and Dr. Geri della Rocca de Candal (University of Oxford): Student Bibliophiles at Oxford and Cambridge: a new generation of book collectors. The panel will explore the recent history of the Oxford Bibliophiles, originally active between 1950-2000, then restored in 2008, and of the Cambridge Bibliophiles, founded in early 2015. Over the past few years both Societies have often represented the first point of contact for young book collectors.  From 6 PM to 8 PM in Senate House Room 246.

No prebooking required.