Book History Research Network Study Day: The Book in the Digital Age
Loughborough University (UK)
24 October 2018
Digital technologies are changing the ways we produce, disseminate, and consume texts. Texts may take traditionally tangible forms, but they may also now take coded forms, physically accessible only through desktop and mobile media. Our perceptions of extant textual artefacts also change in light of increasing digitisation. New digital tools for textual scholarship are regularly released; book historians now enjoy access to vast digital archives of textual material. Indeed, digital technologies allow us to engage with extant textual artefacts in new ways, while at the same time offering new avenues for text production and reception.
This study day, held at Loughborough University, will explore the new prospects afforded to book history scholarship by increasingly digital circumstances. It will do so through two types of presentations: 20-minute paper presentations and 15-minute presentations of digital tools of particular interest to book historians.
Some questions to explore include, but are not limited to:
Papers from postgraduate students and early career scholars are particularly welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract and 50-word biography to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 22 August 2018. Please specify whether you wish to give a 20-minute paper presentation or a 15-minute digital tool presentation.