Hay Independence Celebrations 2018

Leafing Through the History of the Book

Members of the Stephen Colclough Centre for the History and Culture of the Book presented an afternoon of talks and workshops as part of the second annual Hay Independence Celebrations in Hay-on-Wye as part of a celebration of the book. Using items from within Bangor University library, the Centre members looked at the ways books cross borders, as we leaf through the history of the book, begining with Medieval readers and ending with cybernarratives.

  • 12.00 am Dr. Sue Niebrzydowski, ‘In the Palm of Her Hand: The Medieval Reader of Bangor MSS/ 3, a Fifteenth-Century Book of Hours’
  • 12:30 am Dr. Michael Durrant, ‘“Printing is like a good Dish of Meat”: Writing the history of the press in early modern England’
  • 1.00– 2.00pm LUNCH BREAK
  • 2.00 pm Prof Carol Tully, ‘Postcards from North Wales, England. Nineteenth-century European Travellers and the Discovery of Wales’
  • 2.30pm Dr. Eben Muse, ‘Fantasies of the Bookstore’
  • 3.00pm Dr. Lyle Skains, ‘The Book in Cyberspace: Digital Innovations in Publishing and Bookselling