Conference - New Directions in Print Culture Studies
Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL)
Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL) delivers her keynote on the Academic Book of the Future with Dr Caroline Davis (OICPS) as … Read More...
Angus Phillips introduces Judith Watts
Head of OICPS Angus Phillips introduces Judith Watts (Kingston University) and her paper on Collections-Based Research
On Tuesday, 9 May, the Print Culture Research Unit hosted its annual symposium.
Organised by Caroline Davis, Vincent Trott and Jane Potter, ‘New Directions in Print Culture Studies’ featured work by both established academics and PhD students from around the UK and Europe.
Plenary lectures by Dr Shafquat Towheed (Open University) and Dr Samantha Rayner (UCL) on the opportunities, challenges, and future of the discipline complemented the sixteen papers that highlighted topics as print and politics, networks of the book, digital texts and archives, and magazines and celebrity culture. Readers and the reading experience emerged as a particular focus, highlighted especially by the panel dedicated to EuRED, the European Reading Experience Database.
Quotations and images from the day may be found on Twitter using the hashtag #printcultures or the OICPS handle @puboxford
The symposium programme and abstract are available for download via the website.