Archive for March, 2016

Just in: Oak Knoll dates and symposium topic announced

Friday, March 25th, 2016

OakKnollLogoNot sure whether it’s tentative or definite yet, but they’re talking of September 30 through October 2, with only seminar on Friday, and talks plus sale on Saturday and Sunday. Tentative topic is “The Texts of Private Press Books – Should it Come from the Past or the Present? A weekend devoted to the study of how and why a Press chooses a Text.”
–Bob McCamant

Call for paper proposals: “Print and protest from the Early Modern to the present”

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

The folks in Birmingham are at it again: this time the conference is November 3 and 4, and the paper proposals are due March 25.

This two-day conference at the Marx Memorial Library will explore the role of printers and print as agents and vehicles of protest. Topics of particular interest include: • Print and polemic / print and propaganda • Protest and the printing trade, including the Stationers’ Company and print unions • Censorship / copyright / the struggle for a free press / control of print and ‘underground’ printing • Protest and objects of print, including texts, images and cartoons • Print, protest and uses of (or resistance to) technology • Women, print and protest •Ethnic minorities, print and protest • Local, national and inter / transnational networks of print and protest.

Abstracts of no longer than 250 words should be submitted along with a brief biography to: Dr Chris Hill ( and Dr Matthew Day ( Invitees will be allocated 20 minutes in which to present their papers. Abstracts must be received by March 25.

–Bob McCamant