Libraries, Lives and Legacies

Date / time: 13 April - 14 April, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to welcome registrations for the Liverpool leg of the dual-venue research festival Libraries, Lives and Legacies, jointly organised by two major AHRC-funded research open-access database projects – Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic and Books and Borrowing 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers’ Registers.

13 April (Liverpool and Online): Old Books, New Media: Digital Humanities Showcase

A one-day workshop showcasing digital humanities projects exploring the history of the book, and featuring the launch and demonstration of two major new AHRC-funded open-access databases on libraries in the long eighteenth century.

14 April (Liverpool and Online): Subscription Libraries in North America and the British Isles, 1731-1801: Books, Concepts, People, Communities

A one-day symposium featuring work-in-progress panels emerging from the ‘Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic’ project.

The event is free to attend, either in person or online. For full details and registration, see

We are pleased that this event is being delivered in a hybrid way as part of a University Sustainability initiative to reduce carbon emissions and time spent travelling.  This means that this event will be delivered both in person (at the University of Liverpool) and online simultaneously with the hope of providing an equally interactive experience, no matter how you choose to attend.

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