Conferences

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 09:00 to Friday, November 22, 2013 - 17:00

Researchers from across North America and Europe will assemble at McGill University to continue the work of collaboratively writing a monograph on the history of print. These contributors have been writing "seeds" and "grafts" using a wiki platform to address the history of print interactivity...

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 03:00 to Friday, September 27, 2013 - 17:00

Text Mining the Novel will bring together eight researchers in the field of digital humanities for a two-day conference as part of a proposed SSHRC Partnership Grant. The aim of the partnership is to establish the foundations for the cross-cultural study of the novel according to...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 09:30 to Friday, March 22, 2013 - 17:00

How did people in Europe between 1700 and 1900 use printed matter to mediate and structure their social and interpersonal interactions?  On one hand, silently reading a printed book is usually understood as a solitary activity, even an alienating one.  On the other, engaging with printed matter...

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 09:00 to Friday, November 16, 2012 - 17:30

For the next two days, 22 researchers from 3 different countries will assemble at McGill University to continue the work of collaboratively writing a monograph on the history of print. Over the course of the past year, contributors have been writing "seeds" and "grafts" using a wiki platform to...

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 09:30 to Friday, March 16, 2012 - 17:00

Existing studies in Book History and Print Culture have tended to isolate print from other media. But we know that cultural consumers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ranged omnivorously among several media: printed texts and printed images circulated alongside manuscript materials,...

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 09:30 to Friday, March 11, 2011 - 17:30

The Interacting with Print research group brings together scholars from several disciplines (including English, German, History, Modern Languages and Art History) who share interests in European print culture between 1700 and 1900. Over the last five years, we have developed a new account of...

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 10:00 to 16:30

What is the agency of print? Since Elizabeth Eisenstein's path-breaking study, scholars have been exploring the complicated interrelationship of print media and human and technological agency.

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 09:00 to 16:00

How do printed texts interact with other media in the formation of communities in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Europe? As reading becomes an individual activity as opposed to a communal one, it also functions as a way of drawing together increasingly large communities, whose...

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 09:45 to 17:00

The aim of this one-day workshop is to explore how the broader saturation of print media in the eighteenth century transpired through an appeal not only to the literary practices of reading and writing, but also the visual and aural aspects of corporeal experience as well.

Through a range...

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 09:30 to 16:30

In our first year, we took as our theme the central concept of our research group: the idea of interaction with print as a cultural practice. We considered ways in which people interacted with printed texts, printed texts interacted with other media, and printed matter structured interactions...