5th St Andrews Book Conference, June 2013
July 30, 2013 Leave a comment
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’.