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Centre for Printing History & Culture annual symposium

June 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This symposium is an opportunity to hear about the research that is being undertaken by some of the researchers at the Centre of Printing History & Culture (CPHC) – a joint research centre between Birmingham City University’s Typographic Hub and the University of Birmingham.

Researchers will be presenting brief 15 minute papers on their work. Talks will be preceded by refreshments and will conclude with wine and canapés.



Lee Hale (Winterbourne) | Crown Arab Press at Winterbourne and Josiah Wade

Rachel Stenner (University of Sheffield) | The typographic imaginary in Early Modern English literature

John Hinks (Birmingham City University) | Location, location, location: how early printers chose where to set up in business

Becky Howson (Birmingham City University) | Against the grain: Leonard Jay and the Birmingham School of Printing

Barry McKay (Independent scholar) | The manipulation of stereotypes on the 1863 shepherds’ guide

Sahar Afshar (Birmingham City University) | Punjabi printing: a historical analysis of design, production and consumption from 1800 to today

Joanna Jarvis (Birmingham City University) | Eighteenth century frontispieces

Nigel Easom (University of Birmingham) | Culture and change in the industrial city 1854–1939: the case of the Birmingham and Midland Institute

Joe Krawec (University of Birmingham) | 1946 and all that …

Jane Cooksey (Wolverhampton University) and Jenny Evans (De Montford University) | Better dressed than Birmingham? Birmingham clothing wholesale in print.


The event is free, but tickets are limited so please register in advance here.



June 30, 2017
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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University of Birmingham
The Arts Building
Birmingham, B15 2TT
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