Printing Conference

Industry and Genius in the Printing Trade, Birmingham School of Art, 4-5 September 2012

The Printing Historical Society’s conference Industry and Genius in the Printing Trade, organized jointly with the Typographic Hub at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, will take place in Birmingham, UK, in just under three weeks’ time. Details of the final programme are shown below. If you would like to attend and have not already registered, please complete and submit the online conference registration form that is available on the Society’s website. The registration fee, which includes lunch and refreshments during breaks (but not overnight B&B) is just GBP 30.00 for PHS members and GBP 45.00 for non-members. More information is available from theTypographic Hub website.

Final programme

DAY 1 – Tuesday 4 September 2012

1030 – 1100 Malcolm Dick: ‘The Republic of Learning’: John Baskerville and the Enlightenment
1100 – 1130 Paul Laidler: Digital publications and technical innovations: the collaborative print studio in the digital age
1130 – 1200 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK
1200 – 1230 Vaibhav Singh: British compositors and the Devanagari script, 1796 – 1896
1230 – 1300 Caroline Lafitte: ‘Forced to pump for bread’: Grub Street plagiarism and the first women’s periodical
1300 – 1400 LUNCH
1400 – 1430 Brian Foster: The Coalbrookdale Hoard
1430 – 1530 Graham Short: Putting the art into artisan
1530 – 1600 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK
1600 – 1730 Walking tour of Baskerville’s Birmingham [this can be booked on the day: £5.00 per head]
1730 – 1900 EVENING RECEPTION

DAY 2 – Wednesday 5 September 2012

1030 – 1100 Caroline Archer: Leonard Jay and the Birmingham School of Printing
1100 – 1130 Anne Brady: The Queen’s primer
1130 – 1200 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK
1200 – 1230 Val Loggie: ‘Both useful, elegant, and ornamental’: James Bisset’s Magnificent Directories of Birmingham
1230 – 1300 Geff Pulaski: The Grasshopper
1300 – 1400 LUNCH
1400 – 1430 John Hinks: 18th century provincial printing in its urban context
1430 – 1500 David Osbaldestin: the making of the Baskerville and Caslon animations
1500 – 1530 TEA AND COFFEE BREAK
1530 – 1630 Show & Tell [presenters to be announced]

To request suggestions of possible hotel accommodation in Birmingham, please email the PHS Hon. Secretary (secretary@printinghistoricalsociety.org.uk).

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