Pre-Modern Towns Group Conference 2017: Communication in Towns: Word and Print

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Date / time: 28 January, 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

Bkirkbeck College, University of London

Pre-Modern Towns Group Conference 2017: Communication in Towns: Word and Print

Pre-Modern Towns Group Conference 2017: ‘Communication in Towns: Word and Print’

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Rooms 416 and 417, Malet Street building, Birkbeck College WC1E 7HX (enter from Torrington Square; lift to 4th floor and follow signs)

10.00-10.30 Registration

10.30-11.30 Christian Liddy, Durham: Speech and writing in the late medieval city

11.30-12.45 John Hinks, Leicester: How early modern printers chose their location; Sara Barker, Leeds: Rethinking the towns of the French Book Trade: Pamphlet reprints during the French Wars of Religion

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.00 Angela McShane, RCA: Broadside ballads and early modern London; Lorenza Gianfrancesco, Chichester: Narrating disaster in print culture: the case of the 1631 eruption of Vesuvius

15.00-15.15 pause

15.15- 16.30 Mark Jenner, York: Precepts and Pissing Posts: Banality, Publicity and London City Print; Frances Maguire, York: ‘A means to preserve unity and beget amity’: print and the livery companies in 17th-century London

16.30- 16.45 Concluding discussion

There is a registration fee of £25 (£15 for registered students and the unwaged), to include lunch of sandwiches and fruit. It is essential to book in advance, by sending CHEQUES (made out to Ian Archer) by 21 January 2017 to Dr Ian Archer, Keble College, Oxford, OX1 3PG.

PMTG Organising Comittee: Ian Archer (Keble, Oxford), Jonathan Barry (Exeter), Peter Borsay (Aberystwyth), Justin Colson (Essex), Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck, London), Christian Liddy (Durham), Julia Merritt (Nottingham), Roey Sweet (Leicester)