5th St Andrews Book Conference, June 2013

Book Conference

Reception for the launch of The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance

The fifth Annual St Andrews History of the Book Conference was held between 20 and 22 June, and took as its theme ‘International Exchange in the European Book World’.  The conference received twenty-one papers from scholars who were welcomed to St Andrews from across Europe and the United States, and also included the launch of Professor Angela Nuovo’s The Book Trade in the Italian Renaissance, the latest addition to Brill’s Library of the Written Word series, and a demonstration of the USTC mark 2, ahead of its launch.

The conference programme was exceptionally rich, considering not only the mechanics of the international book trade, but the construction of libraries, audiences and networks across borders and between languages, and the ways in which works of literature, music, drama and technical instruction were adapted for and received by an international readership.  The discussions which followed the presentation of a genuinely stimulating body of new research were rich and appropriately wide-ranging.

The conference series will resume in June 2014 to consider ‘Lost Books’.

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With over forty fulltime members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from Scotland to Byzantium and the Americas to South Asia. Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching, allowing for in-depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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