Manuscript and Print in the Eighteenth Century Back

Though print was undoubtedly in the ascendant during the period, it was through manuscript practices of writing and archiving – not print – that most people had contact with the written word. The conference investigates the relationship between an expanding print culture and the continuing power of the hand-written form.

§ What were the changing meanings of manuscript as print culture expanded?
§ How did everyday manuscript forms affect printed works?
§ How were practices of manuscript creation and archiving transferred to print?

Plenary speakers are Thomas Keymer (Toronto) and Susan Whyman (Princeton).

Deadline for proposal for papers is Friday 16th March. Send to manuscriptandprint@sheffield.ac.uk

Register  here: http: //history.dept.shef.ac.uk/print/