The Printing Historical Society [of the UK] will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, and they’re hoping for a blockbuster two day conference to be held at St. Bride’s Library, London, on November 13 and 14. The theme is wide open: “Landmarks in Printing: from origins to the digital age.”

They go on: “The Society invites papers that cover all aspects of the printing arts and industry, including the cultural, practical and technical achievements of the craft. It is anticipated that papers will consider not only the history of the subject, but also its theory and practice and will be drawn from a wide body of speakers that may include printers, graphic designers, typographers, publishers, papermakers, librarians, collectors, booksellers, bookbinders and historians of all relevant fields.”

Deadline for 300-word proposals is noon on the last day of February. All applications and questions to Francis Cave. They say a web site is coming.

–Bob McCamant