Thu 19 June 2014 at 4.30 pm
From Gothic Script to Georgia
The English language on page and screen
Taking Place: TURL YARD LECTURE ROOM, LINCOLN COLLEGE
Join this distinguished panel of bibliography and publishing experts for a wide-ranging conversation on typography, the transmission of text via print and digital media, book covers, page formats, and much more.
How has the English language influenced, and been influenced by, its medium of transmission?
How are words and paragraphs represented on a print page vs. on a digital screen?
How has typography shaped the English language, from the hand-press period to the eBook era?
How have readerships evolved in response to these changes?
Join this distinguished panel of bibliography and publishing experts for a wide-ranging conversation on typography, the transmission of text via print and digital media, book covers, page formats, and much more. There will be answers to the above questions, as well as ample opportunities to ask questions.
It's time to get physical—and digital—with the English language. The medium is indeed the message.
Wine and spherical chocolates will be provided.
PAUL W. NASH is a printer, book designer, librarian, bibliographer, author, and amateur composer. He has written on private presses, the Folio Society, and architectural books of the hand-press period, and has taught Oxford's MSt hand-printing course since 2005. He co-edited The Private Library between 1993 and 2008 and is now editor of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society.
ANGUS PHILLIPS is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. He has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities; before joining Brookes, he ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press. His most recent book is Turning the Page: The Evolution of the Book (Routledge, 2014), which examines the effects of digital and other developments on the book itself. A new edition of his Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark) will appear from Routledge this summer.